Asian Conference of Women’s Shelters, Pre-event to 3WCWS

Published: Sep 9 2015

If you plan to arrive early for the World Conference of Women’s Shelters, you can attend the Asian Conference of Women’s Shelters on 2-3 November 2015 at Centrum Quadraat in the Hague.

Specifically designed for Asian participants, this event will prepare delegates for 3WCWS and help build partnerships across Asia. The themes of the conference will focus on specific Asian issues, with the goal of forming strategies to end the endemic problem of violence against women and children. The event will provide a platform to build new alliances between shelter practitioners, NGO leaders, politicians and the business community.

The event will include a practical workshop on “Reflecting on and Honouring Shelter Work” and high-level discussions on “Empowering Women: Economy, Society and Human Rights” and “Focus on Marginalised Groups: Migrants and Migrant Women”. On the second day there will be a study tour to local government and shelter organisations.

The pre-conference is organised by the Asian Network of Women’s Shelters and the Garden of Hope Foundation with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan, and GNWS.

Dates: 2-3 November 2015 (Mon-Tue)

Day 1: 09:00-18:30 (Conference), Day 2: 09:30-16:00 (Study tour)

Venue: Centrum Quadraat, The Hague, the Netherlands

Address: Toussaintkade 53, 2513 CL The Hague

Presenters: 10 Asian women’s shelter leaders and managers

Participants: 20 people (not including presenters)

Organiser: Asian Network of Women’s Shelters; The Garden of Hope Foundation
Sponsors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Taiwan ROC; Global Network of Women’s Shelters (GNWS)

Themes of the Conference

Workshop: Reflecting on and Honouring Shelter Work

Theme I: Empowering Women: Economy, Society and Human Rights
Theme II: Focus on Marginalised Groups: Migrants and Migrant workers

Please register your interest to attend here ( The conference and study tour are free of charge, but there is only a limited number of places available, so we cannot guarantee that everyone who registers will be able to attend.

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