Women's Aid Organisation (WAO)

WAO opened Malaysia's first Refuge for battered women and their children in 1982. WAO Vision is to create a society that is free of violence against women. The WAO mission is to promote and create respect, protection and fulfillment of equal rights for women and to work towards the elimination of discrimination against women and to bring about equality between women and men.

Women's Aid Organisation (WAO)
PO Box 493, Jalan Sultan, 46760 Petlaing Jaya
15, Jalan 14/28, Section 14
Petaling Jaya, Selangor 46100
Malaysia
603 79575636
http://www.wao.org.my/index.htm

Executive Director

Ivy Josiah

Management Team

Sharmini Kanesmoorthy, Su Zane Wong, Ammy Juliet Gilimon, Myra Zafia, Vivian Yap

Board of Directors

Ai Lin Yeow, Oy Sim Chin, Meera Samanther, Ivy Josiah, Carol Chin, Sharmini Kanesamoorthy, Vivienne Lee, Chuan Lian Mok, Shoba Aiyar, Tashia Peterson, Puveshini Rao, Sharmini Kanesmoorthy, Su Zane Wong, Ammy Juliet Gilimon, Myra Zafia, Vivian Yap

Project Leaders

Ivy Josiah

Mission

WAO opened Malaysia's first Refuge for battered women and their children in 1982. WAO Vision is to create a society that is free of violence against women. The WAO mission is to promote and create respect, protection and fulfillment of equal rights for women and to work towards the elimination of discrimination against women and to bring about equality between women and men.

Programs

1)Direct services to women facing violence by providing shelter face to face counselling and telephone counselling including counselling for female refugee women at UNHCR. 2) Child Care Centre for the children of ex-residents of the Refuge who have decided to live independently. The children are given a home, education at local schools and a support system to meet their physical, mental and emotional needs. 3) Law and policy reform to promote women's and children's human rights.

Statistics on Women's Aid Organisation (WAO)

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2011: $400,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $400,000
  • Other funding sources: Donor (individual/private/org member donations) Corporate (foundations and business ) Government
  • Religious Affiliation: None
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