HOW YOUR DONATIONS HELP
When a woman leaves a violent partner, she loses so much more than a roof over her head - she risks her safety, faces relocation and loses access to financial stability, community, and support systems.
Our goal is to raise $300,000 to deliver crucial programs for women that:
WHY WE'RE WALKING
Gender-based violence takes a profound toll on women, children and communities. It impacts all of us. This is why we’re asking you to Walk for WAGEC so that women and children can walk away from violence.
On average, a woman is killed by an intimate partner every 6 days.
Source: Destroy the Joint, Counting Dead Women.
One child is killed every fortnight due to domestic and family violence.
Source: (Meyer, Fitz-Gibbon and Moore, October
2022 Public Statement)
Domestic and family violence is a leading driver of homelessness for women.
Source: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) 2019.
Intimate partner violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and illness in Australian women aged 18-44.
Source: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS), 2011
One in four women have experienced violence by an intimate partner since the age of 15.
Source: Personal Safety Survey, 2022 (ABS)
How do I make a donation?
Everyone loves options, so when it comes to making a donation, you’ve got a few choices!
- Donate to an individual – to donate directly to an individual, search up their fundraising page here and follow the prompts to make a contribution.
- Donate to a team – to donate to a whole team (rather than an individual member of the team), search up the team name here, find their fundraising page and follow the prompts to make a contribution.
- Donate direct to Walk for WAGEC – Too many solo superstars and terrific teams to pick from? Donate directly to Walk for WAGEC here!
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes! All donations to Walk for WAGEC over $2 are tax deductible, so all contributions are good for the community AND your tax return – it's a win-win!
How do I thank people for donating?
Manners matter, so we’ll make sure to thank your generous donors for their contributions! After they’ve made a donation, we’ll send them an email to thank them that will include their DGR receipt.
Every single contribution (no matter the size) counts, and gets you closer to your goal – and there’s nothing like a personalised thank you note! Try getting creative with your gratitude – social media shout outs, thank you videos or even a personalised email are great ways to show your community you appreciate their generosity.