Friday, May 4, 2012

Notes from the 2nd World Conference on Women's Shelter, 2/27-3/1

If there could be a theme for this conference, it is the statement told to me by Pochi Tawla Matina from Cameroon: “Domestic and Sexual Violence is the same everywhere.”  Over 1600 attendees from ninety-five countries focused on the same problem. The stories were the same from every country attending the 2nd World Conference on Women’s Shelters.  The international aspect to the conference was one of intense and empowering solidarity.