Due to the high level of interest in the 4th World Conference of Women's Shelters (4WCWS) we are happy to announce a one-week extension to the early bird registration deadline. You now have until Saturday, September 7 to sign up for the conference at the discount price of US$350. The registration fee includes access to the conference venue and meetings, a gala welcome dinner, lunches and coffee breaks during the conference period, and many other perks.
Organized by the Global Network of Women’s Shelters and hosted by the Garden of Hope Foundation, 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 conference 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, 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.
We look forward to seeing you all in Kaohsiung in November!