Global Network of Women’s Shelters (GNWS)

The Global Network of Women's Shelters is a global voice for survivors of violence against women and the shelters that serve them. We work to strengthen and unite the women’s shelter movement globally to end violence against women and their children.

The Global Network of Women's Shelters was founded in 2008 during the 1st World Conference of Women’s Shelters in Edmonton (Canada).
The GNWS Foundation is based in The Hague (The Netherlands).
The Chair is Bandana Rana from Nepal.

An important goal for GNWS is to strengthen continental and national networks because they are the carriers of the Global Network.

Continental networks GNWS:

African Network of Women’s shelters

RIRE (Red Inter-America de Refugios)  (under construction till January 1, 2015)

Asian Network of Women’s Shelters

WAVE  (Women Against Violence Europe)

WESNET National network against domestic violence

National Networks GNWS

National Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses
Réseau canadien des maisons d’herbergement pour femmes

NNEDV (National Network to End Domestic Violence)