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1 1 Global Network of Women’s Shelters & 2 nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters Feb 27 – March 1, 2012

2 2 Global Network of Women’s Shelters (GNWS) International network of shelter programs to unite and strengthen the global shelter movement Founded in 2009 after the 1 st World Conference of Women’s Shelters in Edmonton, Canada GNWS Vision: An equal world where women and their children live free from violence. GNWS Purpose: To unite the women’s shelter movement globally to make change to end violence against women and their children.

3 3 20 networks/organizations are part of the Interim Board 8 countries from Europe are on the Interim Board ArmeniaWomen’s Rights Centre EuropeWAVE (Women Against Violence Europe) DenmarkDanner EnglandWomen’s Aid IcelandStigamot ItalyWomen's Network Against Violence Italy NetherlandsFederatie Opvang Sweden Swedish Association of Women’s Shelters and Young Women’s Empowerment Centres + 12 organizations from Australia, Canada, Israel, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, USA, Vietnam

4 4 2 nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters Connect * Learn * Share NNEDV was selected by GNWS to host the conference February 27 – March 1, 2012 in Washington, DC Anticipating up to 2500 delegates from over 75 countries will attend Building on the amazing success of the 1 st World Shelter Conference Sept 8-11, 2008 in Edmonton hosted by ACWS

5 5 Peer-to-peer conference, specifically for advocates who work directly with survivors and the organizations that support their efforts Expand international communities of advocates, share promising and proven practices, and help to support the establishment of local, national, & regional networks that can learn from and support each other. 2 nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters Connect * Learn * Share

6 6 Request for Proposal Will Open Soon Tracks will be: Shelter Practices & Sustainability Building Partnerships To Sustain and Enhance Services Addressing Barriers and Creating Access International & Cross-Border Issues Empowering and Supporting Advocates, Activists, and Allies

7 7 Sign up for more information: We are raising funds to provide scholarships and reduced rates to shelter staff and presenters We hope to see you all there! 2 nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters Connect * Learn * Share


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