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We Serve

Since 1982, we have provided free crisis support and shelter to women and children who face abuse. Today, we are the largest service provider for domestic violence survivors in Malaysia.

We Empower

We inform survivors about their rights and options, so they can make the best decisions for themselves. We also run programmes to help women rebuild their lives after abuse.

We Advocate

Learning from women’s experiences, we advocate to improve public policies and shift public mindsets.

Our Impact in 2022

Hotline, SMS/WhatsApp, and email consultations
Women and children obtained refuge
Social Work Interventions
Campaign successes including #MakeStalkingACrime, Anti-Sexual Harassment Act and Employment Act amendments
Individuals reached through trainings, workshops, panels, consultations and events both online and in-person
We change lives

WAO woke me up from deep sleep, nudged me to do the right thing and now has enabled me to help women who aren’t sure if they would live to see another day. Always and forever indebted to WAO.

– Sunthari, domestic violence survivor

I came in hopeless into the WAO shelter. Today after all the motivation and counselling, I can walk in the street as a proud mother. All thanks goes to WAO.

– J, domestic violence survivor

Every mother should teach their son to respect women and to know that beating or hitting is against the law. As a survivor, I promise myself that I will never let others raise their hand on me. Bravo to myself as a survivor. I would also like to thank WAO for the support and motivation which makes me strong and who I am today. Thanks, WAO.

– C, domestic violence survivor

Help us support survivors of violence

WAO Campaigns & Projects in 2021

iWalk2021 is a call to action for the community that all forms of violence against women is not accepted and must be eliminated. The walk demonstrates the community’s hope for survivors to walk away and live a life free from violence.

We as a community walk together with her away from violence. 

Kami bekerjasama dengan 18 remaja perempuan dari masyarakat akar umbi di Lembah Pantai yang telah menyertai secara aktif dalam sesi bengkel, perbincangan kumpulan dan sesi tayangan filem. Melalui sesi-sesi tersebut, peserta dapat memahami, membincang dan meneroka topik tentang gender, diri dan identiti, komuniti, keselamatan dan hak kanak-kanak dan wanita. #GerakGirls

Check out what our Power Up participant made! The Power Up programme is a WAO programme which empowers and upskills lower/no income women and survivors of Gender-Based Violence towards financial independence so they can live a life free from violence.

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