Supporting women in crisis every step of the way. Child at WAO reading Child learning through art A safe space, a safe outlet

Women's Aid Organisation (WAO)

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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.

Projects (2)

Project Leaders
Sumitra Visvanathan
Sumitra Visvanathan
Ren Chung Yu
Ren Chung Yu
Amnani Fatin
Amnani Fatin
Sumitra Visvanathan, Vashani Perimbanayagam, Sagita Paramalingam, Shazana Agha, Stella Tan, Ren Chung Yu, Vaishna Santhar, Vaneezha Muniandi, Jessie Ang, Kaanchana Suppayah, Charlene F Murray, Yi Ran Ng, Amy Hor, Saraswathy Balakrishnan, Kelvin Ang, Manissha Kaur, Sunitha Rengasamy, Heang-Lee Tan, Lip Sue Yap, Stella Tan, Shazana Agha, Erica Koh
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Jun 13, 2018
A Safe Haven For Jila
Rebuilding one’s life after a period of crisis can be difficult, more so daunting. At Women’s Aid Organisation, the provision of safe havens in the form of shelters are the core of our...
May 24, 2018
A child survivor's progress
Childhood is a crucial time when the experiences we have and the lessons we learn all help to shape the adults we become. At WAO’s Child Care Centre (CCC) we know all too well that the...
Mar 15, 2018
Victim to Empowered Survivor
Ariel had been married for four years. It was a second marriage for the couple. It was Ariel’s first abusive relationship and she was the breadwinner of the family. Throughout the marriage,...
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