No one deserves to be abused

If you or someone you know is facing domestic abuse, seek help now.

We can end violence against women

Violence Against Women is so deeply embedded in all cultures that millions of women consider it a way of life. It is a crime, and a violation of human rights.

JAG wins UN award

JAG, a coalition of nine women's rights NGOs including WAO, was awarded a 2013 United Nations Award.



In conjunction with the International Women’s Day on 8 March 2014, WAO will be launching the #NoExcuseForAbuse public education campaign to raise awareness on domestic violence.    

TINA, the first SMS helpline for domestic abuse survivors

Women’s Aid Organisation has introduced TINA, a new SMS helpline to reach out to survivors of domestic violence and women in crisis. TINA is available from 9.00 am – 5.30 pm on Monday to Friday. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, SMS TINA at 018 988 8058.


About WAO

WAO opened Malaysia’s first refuge for abused women and their children in 1982.  

We offer shelter, telephone counselling and face to face counselling for hundreds of women every year. Read more about: 



Do you need help? 

Call the WAO helpline: 

+6 03 7956 3488

SMS TINA at  018 988 8058 for a friend to talk to.

You can also call Talian Nur15999

You can send us an email (not for urgent inquiries): 

Some quick links to information about violence against women: