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Every year the WAO refuge provides shelter, telephone counselling, face to face counselling and asssiatnce   to over 1,500 women. At the Childcare Centre we take care of 15 – 20 children. Through the Anak Angkat (Child Sponsorship) Programme, 40 children are given the opportunity of a better future.
We need your help so that we can continue to provide these services to battered women and their children, to empower them and enable them to determine their own future, free from violence. We also need support for public education, advocacy work to lobby for law and policy reform that will eliminate discrimination against  women.
WAO has staff strength of 18 women, 30 active volunteers and 222 members. . 


WAO receives less then 5 % of  her total funds from the Malaysian Government Welfare Department. Every year we must raise at a minimum RM 1 million or USD $333,000.  We receive donations from companies, foundations and the general public. All cash donations are tax exempted. 

Since WAO was established in 1982 , we have had support from the corporate community in terms of monetary donations as well as donations in kind. Lately, however, the involvement of the corporate sector has moved one step ahead as they realize that they can play a vital role in terms of contributing back to the community WAO would like to acknowledge some of the support that we have received throughout these years and we hope that through these exemplary companies, others will realize that there are many ways in which they can contribute and will not hesitate to follow suit. More on corporate support.


  • Make a donation your money can really help women and their children
  • Make a donation in kind

     Donations of groceries and toiletries for the women and children, toys, books, stationery and household goods are always welcome. No clothes please! 

  • Sponsor a child through the Anak Angkat Programme
    By making a monthly donation RM100 or yearly donation of RM1,200.00 (inclusive of an administrative fee), you can help pay for the school fees for a needy child.
    Last year, fifty children of ex-residents of the refuge were sponsored. We keep you in touch throughout the year on how the child is doing at school.
    More about the Anak Angkat Appeal
  • Be an Ambassador for WAO - spread the word
Please contact us if you have any queries about the ways in which you can support WAO. You can email, call, or get in touch with us at the address below. Forms can be sent via email or by normal post to the address below.