Safe refuge for women $27.00

This card will not only offer women a safe place to stay when escaping family or community-based violence; it will provide them with the legal and emotional support they need to find their feet again and help fund programs to educate men and boys. A very special gift indeed.

Margaret, Papua New Guinea
Margaret, Papua New Guinea
How does this gift help?: 

"My second husband, he's … like an animal. He abused me. Sometimes he gets a knife to threaten me. That's why I went here … I had a place to stay … and I had someone to talk to about my problems. I feel safe," said Margaret.

With a little help from Oxfam, women like Margaret are building better lives for themselves free from violence.

The threat of violence is a daily reality for many women and girls living in Papua New Guinea. Here, violence against women is very common and is considered part of life.

Oxfam is working to change this by providing women and girls who are threatened by violence with crisis accommodation, legal advice, counselling and access to healthcare services. We work in with communities to raise the status and respect of women, helping them to live their lives free from violence.