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Welcome to Women’s Refuge

New Zealand’s largest nation-wide organisation that supports and helps women and children experiencing family violence. Our vision is for all women and children in Aotearoa to live free from domestic and family violence.

Get Help

What is Family Violence?


If your situation is urgent, call our free Crisisline on 0800 REFUGE or 0800 733 843 OR Phone 111.

Make a donation

Donations are one of the easiest and best ways that you can support Women’s Refuge, because they help us to plan for the future effectively and efficiently. 

Latest News

Media Release
November 2, 2020

Women’s Refuge Welcomes the Appointment of the First Minister of Family and Sexual Violence

Media Release 2 November 2020 Women’s Refuge Welcomes the Appointment of the First Minister of Family and Sexual Violence In a historic step greatly welcomed by Women’s Refuge, the Government…
Media Release
May 12, 2020

Additional $183 Million funding for Family Violence Services

Media Release 12 May 2020 Additional $183 million being invested in Family violence services . The Government has announced that it is investing an additional $183 million over the next…
Media Release
March 18, 2020

Women abused by partners are more at risk during Covid-19 outbreak.

Media Release 17 March 2019 Women abused by partners are more at risk during Covid-19 outbreak. Women’s Refuge is committed to providing a safe response that follows government health recommendations…

Support Services

including a 24hr crisis-line, information and safe housing for women, young people and children experiencing abuse.

Wide range of education programmes

for communities and organisations.

Taking a strong advocacy role

by working to positively change policy and attitudes about domestic violence.

Conducting research

much of which is unprecedented in New Zealand.