Global Network of Women's Shelters

The workshop and mini-seminar schedule for the 4th World Conference of Women's Shelters is now online. The list includes a wide variety of sessions from every continent of the globe, on subjects from using art and other creative methods to do advocacy work, innovative methods in shelter management and protection strategies, policy and legislative frameworks to protect victims of gender-based violence, programs to empower women after they leave crisis shelters, and many other fascinating presentations. Check here for the full schedule.

In total, there are over 100 presentations to be given in over 60 sessions, including breakout sessions in Spanish and Chinese. Many thanks to the contributing organizations who have helped make the program so rich and diverse. In addition to the workshop and short paper agenda, a rundown of the 4WCWS plenary program is also now available online. The full list of plenary speaker will be announced soon. Please check the website for updates and follow us on social media for the latest news from 4WCWS.

The fee of the exhibition booth/table will be going up after Friday, May 10! Large booths with a walled space and other facilities for US$600, and a simpler standalone table with basic facilities for US$300. Both are available at cost price. Bank charges are not included. Please apply for the booth through the link below. Register now!


Please note that you are responsible for decorating and staffing your booth/table. We do not expect you to have someone on duty all the time but recommend you assign a member of staff to at your booth/table during lunch and coffee breaks.

Please also remember that if you cancel your booth at any time up until October 7, 2019, you will be charged a 50% processing fee. You may apply to transfer ownership of your booth to another organization up until October 7, 2019, with a US$50 administrative transfer fee. Other than exceptional circumstances, no refunds will be given and no transfers will be accepted from October 8, 2019

What are the keys to making impactful presentations at major conferences? How can you connect with an audience? How can you balance meeting your audience's expectations while also getting your message across? These questions and more were answered by Kim Stockham (pictured above), Head of Corporate Communications, APAC, Expedia Group, in a webinar held especially for 4WCWS presenters last month.

The webinar was designed to help speakers and presenters to prepare for 4WCWS, and give tips on how to make powerful presentations in other contexts. Kim is an experienced trainer who regularly works with Expedia’s most senior leaders and spokespeople to prepare them for media interviews, internal presentations, and stage and panel appearances.

As part of Expedia Group’s CSR program, Kim kindly took time out of her busy schedule to help 4WCWS presenters connect with their audience, get their message across, build confidence on stage, and polish their presentation skills. Drawing on the ancient art of storytelling, Kim gave advice on how to land key messages, use data, and speak to the social-media generation. The presentation is now available online for anyone who missed the session to catch up with it. Whether you are an experienced presenter or if 4WCWS is your first international conference, we are confident you will benefit from this webinar.

Download the slides here (PDF 1,500K), take a look at the results of the pre-webinar survey here (PDF 68K). Many thanks to Expedia Group for hosting this fantastic session!

We have an update on our CSW63 parallel event in New York!

We will be addressing 'Tipping the Balance: Sexual Assault and Power Relationships' on Wednesday, March 13th and 'Women's Shelters: The Heart of Social Protection Systems' on Thursday, March 14th!