Tax Exemption

Who are we

WCC is a registered, tax-exempt, non-profit organisation set up in 1985 to help women and children facing crisis, irrespective of race, religion, or social background. Our work is to provide immediate assistance for women needing crisis intervention, as well as to undertake programmes to promote gender equality in our society.

As a membership organisation, WCC elects a General Committee at its Annual General Meeting. This committee is responsible for both decision-making and guidance of WCC’s work functions which are co-ordinated and implemented by full-time staff with the help of volunteers.

Our vision

WCC envisions a society free from gender violence and discrimination, and where women can actualize their full potential.

Our mission

WCC is committed to:

  • Eliminating violence against women
  • Empowering women and children
  • Promoting gender equality and social justice

Our objectives

  • To provide immediate assistance through counselling, legal advice, and provision of temporary shelter to women and children experiencing crisis.
  • To create awareness of women’s rights in the home, workplace, and society at large.
  • To raise awareness among the general public on matters concerning violence against women and children and the need to eliminate violence.
  • To promote societal and legal changes for the protection and betterment of women and children in our society.
  • To undertake and encourage research into social problems related to women and children.

Our Work

  • Free and confidential counselling, and legal advice, both face-to-face and through the telephone.
  • Help in seeking medical, welfare, and police assistance if required.
  • Providing temporary shelter for women and children.
  • Training service providers to work with abused women and deepening their knowledge on issues of violence against women.

Community Outreach

  • Conduct talks in schools, colleges, universities, and community organizations on child sexual abuse, violence against women, women’s rights, and issues relating to teenage relationships.
  • Organise seminars and conduct courses on violence against women and children.
  • Hold exhibitions and man information booths at events to publicise these issues.

Lobbying And Advocacy

  • Campaign for changes in law affecting women and children, including sexual harassment, rape, domestic violence, and gender inequality.
  • Work with both non-government organisations and government agencies to promote legal reform concerning women and children.


  • Disseminate information on women’s and children’s rights through the publication of pamphlets, books, and the WCC website.
  • Produce training material and teaching aids for service providers.


Research social problems that affect the lives of women and children, for example, divorce and child custody/maintenance, rape, Muslim women and their rights.

Learn More

Women’s Centre for Change, Penang

[email protected]Email
+604 228 0342 Phone Number
+604-398 8340Phone Number
+604 228 5784 Fax Number
Established since 1985Year of Establishment
PPM-012-07-07011985Registration Number
241 Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang, MalaysiaAddress
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