about wagec

Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) is a feminist, grassroots organisation that supports women and families in crisis and advocates for social change in the community. We are based in Sydney, NSW and work on the lands of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation.

One woman is murdered by her current or former partner every nine days in Australia. 

 1 in 4 children in Australia are exposed to domestic and family violence.

 45,813 women in Australia, experience homelessness on any given night.

(Our Watch, Change The Story, 2015.)

WAGEC was founded in 1977 as a drop in service by Jeannie Devine. Today WAGEC supports over 200 women each night across 3 crisis refuges and over 40 transitional properties in the inner city and inner west of Sydney.

We provide housing and support in times of crisis for women and children impacted by homelessness, domestic violence and social disadvantage. We build on the existing strength and resilience of our clients to break the cycle of violence, intergenerational trauma and social disadvantage. We actively engage our communities and supporters to be a part of the prevention movement to end gender-based violence in a generation.

If you or someone you know needs support in Australia call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or go to wagec.org.au

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