A busy and focused couple of weeks for women right around the world, with the 2nd World Shelter Conference having just concluded, CSW56 in full swing and organisations and individuals preparing for, and celebrating International Women’s Day.

News on gender-based violence against women continues to appear in the media daily, so here is just a snippet of what has crossed our virtual desks this week

Around the Nation:

Around the World

  • In Ireland, a new report reveals an average of 8 calls per hour from women experiencing violence over the new year period
  • In the UK, new laws will allow women to ask police about any history of violence their partners may have
  • Heather Barr reflects on the ever-changing situation for women in Afghanistan

And some of the media attention that the 2nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters received:

IWD also drew lots of attention from the Media – a few articles that caught our eye:


Reports and Publications

  • DVRC has released this report into filicide and the link to Domestic Violence