Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is the conference only open to Members of GNWS or also of allies?2024-05-04T15:36:58+10:00

The 5th World Shelter Conference is open to all who are interested in working to end Violence Against Women and other forms of gender-based violence across the world.

To find out about joining the GNWS please visit https://gnws.org/join-us/join-our-networks-2/

Is it possible to apply for funding for projects?2024-05-04T15:15:58+10:00

No. This event is a conference and does not provide funding or grants for projects.

Where is the Conference being held?2024-03-21T10:54:58+11:00

5WCWS will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) which is located on the waterfront of Darling Harbour. See information on ICC Sydney accessibility here: https://iccsydney.com.au/visitors/getting-here/

Will you provide an invitation letter for my visa application?2024-03-21T10:53:22+11:00

5WCWS will provide letters of invitation upon request once we open registration.

Will I require a visa to enter Australia?2024-03-21T10:52:09+11:00

If you are an international visitor for 5WCWS, a visa may be required to enter Australia.

Please refer to the Australian Home Affairs website regarding any entry requirements and possible updates: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder

When can I register?2024-05-04T15:14:31+10:00

Super Early Bird Registration will open on 1 September 2024.

Sign up for the newsletter on the right hand side of this page to be kept in the loop.

Are there sponsorship or exhibition opportunities?2024-03-21T10:49:10+11:00

5WCWS has various Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities available. We do need your support so please reach out to our team if you want a copy of the Prospectus and to discuss your involvement – https://worldshelterconference.org/contact/

Will there be financial assistance on offer to attend?2024-05-04T15:27:41+10:00

5WCWS will offer some scholarships to assist delegates from around the globe who may need help with registration and other costs to attend the conference.

Scholarship applications will open on 1 August 2024 and close on 15 December.

Can I submit a proposal or abstract to present at the conference?2024-04-02T11:18:31+11:00

Calls for abstracts will be opening on 1 August 2024.

If you haven’t already, please consider signing up for the newsletter so that you receive a reminder.

Will interpreters be available at the 5WCWS?2024-03-20T11:10:09+11:00

Yes, at this stage we are planning to have interpreters for up to four languages.  Final languages will depend on delegate numbers indicating their requirements, but are anticipated to include French and Spanish plus two others.

Arrangements can also be made for larger delegations in other languages by contacting the conference organisers.

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