Money you raise by taking part in Walk for WAGEC will help women and children walk away from violence

WAGEC has taken active steps to create programs that build financial independence, nurture healing and well-being, enrich children’s development and prevent violence from happening in the first place. To operate these programs, we rely on community and philanthropic donations.


Every week, one woman is killed at the hands of her current or former partner. 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.

65% of women who had children in their care when they experienced violence by a current or former partner, reported that the children had seen or heard the violence.

Source: 2016 Personal Safety Survey (ABS, 2017).
Intimate partner violence is the greatest health risk factor (greater than smoking, alcohol and obesity) for women in their reproductive years.

Source: 2011 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Burden of Disease Study (Ayre et al. 2016; Webster, 2016) 
Domestic or family violence is a leading driver of homelessness for women.

Source: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS). 2019. 

Rates of domestic violence rose during COVID-19 and reduced victim-survivor's capacity to participate in the workforce further isolating them and their ability to leave. 

Source: Boxhall et al (2020). See also Maury et al (2019)


provides a child with an Essentials Welcome Pack to help them feel at home at WAGEC 


can fill a Mum’s petrol tank so she can get her kids safely to school each day 


gives a teenager three personal tutoring sessions to help them keep up at school 


provides a supported playgroup session providing learning for kids and mums


provide a therapeutic family workshop for mums and kids to heal together 


provides a safety plan for a woman and her children in crisis  


provides a woman with a month of personalised support with our in-house psychologist 


helps a family establish a safe new home 


How can I complete Walk for WAGEC?

You can complete Walk for WAGEC by walking 5km or running 10km on Sunday 1st May in Centennial Park, Sydney or virtually anywhere and anytime between 25th April and 1st May.

How do I set up a team?

We encourage you to complete Walk for WAGEC with a team which could include your work colleagues, friends or family members. Whether you complete the Walk individually or as part of a team, you can inspire members of your community to get involved in some friendly competition and see who can raise the most amount of money to support families escaping domestic violence. 

You will have the option to create or join a team during registration or from your individual fundraising page after you’ve registered.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. WAGEC is a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, which means you will receive a tax-deductible receipt for any donation of $2 or more.

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