Asian Conference of Women's Shelters at 4WCWS

Composition of photos from ANWS meetings in Kaohsiung 2013, the Hague 2015, and Hokkaido 2018

We are very happy to announce that we will have an Asia Network of Women’s Shelters Meeting at 6:30 pm on November 7 at the 4th World Conference of Women's Shelters. After the 4WCWS closing ceremony, Asian delegates are welcome to get together again before saying their goodbyes. Having soaking up information and ideas during the packed conference schedule, we can eat, drink, chat, dance and meet and network with new and old friends to refresh ourselves and regain energy for the final day of study tours and other events.

Hosted by the Asian Network of Women's Shelters and organized by the All Japan Women's Shelter Network, the event will take place at the Howard Plaza Hotel from 6:30-9:30pm. Dinner will be provided, and participants who wish to enjoy alcoholic beverages may take advantage of the pay on-site bar. 4WCWS delegates representing shelter organizations in Asia, organizations working with Asian diaspora communities outside the region, and other delegates working on non-violence or promoting legislation that is linked to shelters in Asia are welcome to take part. Space is limited, so please sign up in advance and before the deadline of October 7.

ANWS is a regional alliance of women’s shelters in Asia formed to promote cross-learning, capacity building, and advocacy in the Asian region as part of the Global Network of Women’s Shelters. The All Japan Women's Shelter Network is an alliance of NGOs in Japan formed to extend care and assistance to domestic violence survivors.

  • Asian Conference of Women's Shelters
  • Thu, Nov 7. 18:30-21:00. Howard Plaza Hotel, Kaohsiung City.
  • 200 people. Dinner included. Pay bar for alcoholic beverages.
  • Hosted by: Asian Network of Women's Shelters
  • Organized by: All Japan Women's Shelter Network


  1. Opening Remarks: Ms. Chisato Kitanaka, Executive Director, All Japan Women’s Shelter Network
  2. Remarks from guest speakers
  3. Voices of Representatives: Representatives from each country or region are welcome to come on stage and make a statement (max. 3 min each)
  4. Dance for Solidarity and Impact: Hokkaido Shelter Network (Japan)

Register Here (deadline Oct 7)


For other side events taking place around 4WCWS please check the Side Events page.