WOMEN’S AID ORGANISATION

The Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) was established in 1982 as Malaysia’s first shelter for women and children who are affected by domestic violence. WAO also provides counselling and crisis support to survivors. Learning from women and children’s experiences, WAO advocates to improve public policies, reform response systems and shift public attitudes.

In the recent years, SPB supported WAO via its Child Care Centre (CCC), home for children of WAO’s former residents. It aims to help children get over the hurdle of violence by providing nurturing needs and a safe environment. Children are given a home, education at local schools and a support system to meet their physical, mental and emotional needs.

From 2015 to 2017, SPB provided a monetary donation to CCC which helped a total of 63 children under their care during the period of support.

In 2017, we have also extended our support to two projects to raise awareness on domestic violence – a 100-metre long art exhibit named “Harapan Sentiasa Ada” at the pedestrian tunnel of the Masjid Jamek LRT station and an illustrated book on Tina’s Journey: A collection of words and poetry by survivors of domestic violence.

In 2018, we began a new partnership with WAO to put women and children survivors back in control of their lives and enjoy a violence free future. We are supporting WAO’s team of Social Workers who work collaboratively with government agencies, health authorities, the hospital and the police to provide essential crisis services to women and children survivors of violence.

WOMEN’S AID ORGANISATION

The Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) was established in 1982 as Malaysia’s first shelter for women and children who are affected by domestic violence. WAO also provides counselling and crisis support to survivors. Learning from women and children’s experiences, WAO advocates to improve public policies, reform response systems and shift public attitudes.

In the recent years, SPB supported WAO via its Child Care Centre (CCC), home for children of WAO’s former residents. It aims to help children get over the hurdle of violence by providing nurturing needs and a safe environment. Children are given a home, education at local schools and a support system to meet their physical, mental and emotional needs.

From 2015 to 2017, SPB provided a monetary donation to CCC which helped a total of 63 children under their care during the period of support.

In 2017, we have also extended our support to two projects to raise awareness on domestic violence – a 100-metre long art exhibit named “Harapan Sentiasa Ada” at the pedestrian tunnel of the Masjid Jamek LRT station and an illustrated book on Tina’s Journey: A collection of words and poetry by survivors of domestic violence.

In 2018, we began a new partnership with WAO to put women and children survivors back in control of their lives and enjoy a violence free future. We are supporting WAO’s team of Social Workers who work collaboratively with government agencies, health authorities, the hospital and the police to provide essential crisis services to women and children survivors of violence.