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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
June 21, 2021

Women’s Refuge releases Kids in the Middle research

Media Release 21 June 2021 Women’s Refuge releases Kids in the Middle research Today, Women’s Refuge release a first of its kind research report into what children need to feel…
Image of Dr Ang Jury and Prime Minister Jacinda ArdernMedia Release
May 20, 2021

Women’s Refuge Excited With Budget 2021 Announcement

Media Release 20 May 2021 Women’s Refuge Excited With Budget Announcement On Increased Funding for Family Violence Prevention, Benefit Increases and Reinstatement of Training Incentive Allowances Women’s Refuge Chief Executive…
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…

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.