The 2nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters (WCWS) will bring together shelter advocates and grassroots activists working to end violence against women to discuss how they can support and learn from each other. Unlike many other conferences, WCWS is a peer-to-peer conference, specifically for women and men who work directly with and provide services to victims of violence.
WCWS aims to create an environment where advocates can share promising and proven practices, successes and challenges in providing safe spaces for victims and efforts toward ending violence against women. Building on the legacy of the 1st World Conference of Women’s Shelters, the 2nd WCWS will continue to expand international communities of advocates, share promising and proven practices, and help to support the establishment of local, national, and regional networks that can learn from and support each other.
WCWS will continue the global momentum that addresses violence against women and the cross-country collaboration and coordination that is required to address victims’ safety and rights world-wide.