One woman is killed each week in Australia by her current or former partner. Gender-based violence takes a profound toll on women, children and communities. It impacts us all.
This is why Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) exists to create safe spaces for women and children who have been impacted by the effects of homelessness, domestic and family violence and systemic violence. Our core work is providing crisis support to women and children through crisis and medium term accommodation, therapeutic support, specialist services and case management. Equally we seek to address the underlying causes of domestic violence, homelessness and gender inequality through primary prevention activities with communities, businesses and systems. Each night at WAGEC we are accommodating around 200 women and children.
To empower women to create futures that are truly safe, we offer 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. That’s why we need you to walk.
By walking for WAGEC on Sunday, 2nd May, 2021 at Centennial Park, Sydney, you will be giving women and families what they need to walk away from violence and create safe futures.
How your donations help
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
Provides 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