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Ending Violence Against Women

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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 2019

Hotline, SMS/WhatsApp, and email consultations
women and children obtained refuge
case management interventions

Led campaigns resulting in government commitment to enact gender equality
legislation and improve employment laws for women

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

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