Countdown to the 4th World Conference of Women's Shelters 2019/08/29
Oscar nominated actress Yalitza Aparicio

Organized by the Global Network of Women’s Shelters and hosted by the Garden of Hope Foundation, the 4th World Conference of Women's Shelters (4WCWS) will be held in Kaohsiung on November 5-8, 2019.

The conference is the largest and most diverse global gathering on protection services and prevention of violence against women. The program includes sessions on emerging issues, such as LGBTQ shelter, women's rights in Hong Kong, and protection of migrant women. Other plenary and workshop sessions will explore topics of art and advocacy, new methods in social work, policy and legislation, and equality and empowerment of women.

Speakers include leaders of the women's movement, such as Oscar nominated actress Yalitza Aparicio (pictured above), US playwright Eve Ensler, former UN special rapporteur for VAW Rashida Manjoo, Egyptian activist Mona Eltahawy and many others.

Breakout sessions include a choice of over 120 presentations by experts and practitioners from all over the world, in workshops and seminars on subjects from virtual shelter tours, initiatives in social housing, and the link between domestic violence and disability.

For more information about 4WCWS visit the conference website at WorldShelterConference.org.


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