Global Network of Women's Shelters

Erika Martino, a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, has conducted a research study highlighting affordable permanent housing as a key means to recovery for people leaving circumstances of domestic and family violence.

Women have been disproportionaly affected by social inequalities like lower wages, low education levels and high unemployment rates which translates to unaffordable, unsafe, and low quality housing situations. 

Partner violence has been consistently found to be linked with child neglect and abuse.

In Australia, the government has responded to a report documenting high levels of family violence in child protection cases.

In Myanmar, the Ministry of Home affairs has sparked controversy for attributing a 28 per cent increase in reported cases of rape to factors such as victims’ drunkenness, and for encouraging women and girls to dress modestly to prevent rape.

Change of dates of 4th World Conference 2019 in Taiwan 

The 4th World Conference of Women's Shelters (4WCWS) will now be taking place on November 8th-11th 2019. The aim of the Conference is to bring together 2,000 people from 120 countries to network and share ideas on how to strengthen women shelters and end violence against women.  Rember to save the date.