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In Aotearoa New Zealand 1 in 3 women will experience family violence in their lifetime.  At Women’s Refuge we work to create change, from helping women, children and whānau to achieve violence-free lives to taking a strong advocacy role to change policy and conducting original research.  

Last year 53,000 women and children were referred to our services. We could not be there for the women and children who need our help without the financial and in-kind support of our incredible partners.  

Partnering with Women’s Refuge means giving women and children a pathway to a life that is not lived in a pattern of fear and control. There are a range of ways that businesses can help make a difference from helping to fund our front-line work to providing essential items for families in our care. No matter how big or small support from our partners makes a huge difference! 

If you are interested in partnering with Women’s Refuge please contact

Major Partners

Contact Energy is one of our newest partners to come on board.  At Contact Energy they believe “It’s good to be home” and understand that for  the women and children we work with home may not be the safest place for them.  To help us to continue to do the great work we do assisting some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most vulnerable women and children they have provided free electricity to our 40 refuges and numerous safe houses across the country.   

Our partnership with The Warehouse Group began in 2016 and many women and children have benefited from the $2,000,000 donated over the last six years. These funds have accomplished a tremendous amount like completing and implementing the findings from our Kids in the Middle research which is looks at ways to give our children their own voices. In addition to the financial support, through the Be the Joy Campaign we can are able to provide presents for tamariki in our care during the holidays.

Around 4 years ago, Trademe opened the Trademe Kindness Store to encourage customers to buy items for different charities including Women’s RefugeInitially there was a list of essential items that our Refuges were in need of and through the kindness of New Zealanders over 350 items were purchased distributed to Refuges right across the countryThe Kindness Store has gone from strength to strength and now includes Safe Nights for purchase which provides countless nights of safe and secure accomodation. 

We are honoured to be one of the chosen charities within the Share my Super community whose vision is to break the cycle of child povertyDonors are those who are over 65 and who have a surplus superannuation to donate. The funds received from Share my Super donors go toward our Super Kids FundThe purpose of the fund is to provide financial support for clients who have children that are no longer able to participate in normal activities like sports, school camps and other extracurricular activities due to the effects of family violenceIt also enables families to participate in activities together and as a result build stronger relationships. 

The Friends of Women’s Refuges Trust (FOWR), began life in 1995 and is one of our longest running partnerships. Funds are raised principally through NZ Sculpture OnShore (NZSOS) – the largest and longest running outdoor sculpture exhibition in Aotearoa. Since its inception, FOWR has donated $2.1 million to Women’s Refuge. These funds achieve a lot, including a counselling fund that help women who seek our help and need ongoing support. Today it one of the largest non-governmental funding sources for Women’s Refuge. 

Key Partners

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