WAO recognises the right to safety at all times. Supporting Survivors Beyond Refuge WAO Social Worker Reading to kids in the Shelter WAO Survivor of Domestic Abuse in Our Refuge

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 (1)

Project Leaders
Sumitra Visvanathan, Vashani Perimbanayagam, Amnani F Abdul Kadir, Shazana Agha, Lip Sue Yap, Ren Chung Yu, Melissa Akhir, Jaskirathgopal Sohalpal, Jessie Ang, Kaanchana Suppayah, Charlene F Murray, Lousie Tan, Daphne Low, Saraswathy Balakrishnan, Alicia Lee, Manissha Kaur, Sunitha Rengasamy, Heang-Lee Tan, Gaayathrey Balakrishnan, Nazreen Nizam, Ames Sia, Raja Nur Hidayah Raja Mazlan, Mohamad Ibnu Mohamed, Joanne M Wong, Mogana D Nadesan, Jane Lim, Gunawathi Ramachandran, Nur Amalina Shaharudin, Natasha Dandavati
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Project Reports

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Jun 24, 2021
A Survivor's Journey to A Life Free from Abuse
Women's Aid Organisation (WAO) continues to assist survivors in their journey to live a life free from abuse, especially during a global pandemic where a survivor's safety is not guaranteed during...
Dec 3, 2020
Obtaining a Protection Order during the pandemic
The Movement Control Order (MCO) imposed in Malaysia had created worries among survivors of domestic violence; many feared that they would not be able to have access to justice due to the strict...
Oct 23, 2020
WAO Survivors Success Stories during Movement Control Order
Case Study 1: Nellie, 21 years old Nellie, a 21-year-old domestic violence survivor contacted WAO hotline at 9.30pm on May 19th, 2020 requesting for shelter. She was afraid to return home earlier in...
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