African Network of Women Shelters

The African Network of Women Shelters (ANWS) is a continent-wide organization with membership drawn from across Africa. Hosted by Rwanda Women’s Network, the ANWS aims to ensure availability of women’s centres and safe spaces across Africa, as well as raise awareness about womenís rights and their right to be free from violence.

The ANWS came into being in February 2012 following a resolution by the African Caucus during the 2nd World Conference on Women Shelters held in Washington DC.

The ANWS is an affiliate of the Global Network of Women Shelters (GNWS).