Our organisation is structured to be collaborative and inclusive, and we’re committed to parallel development.
There are 45 local Women's Refuges around New Zealand gathered under one umbrella organisation. This is known as the National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges Incorporated (NCIWR).
Fourteen of these local refuges are for Māori wahine and tamariki and families, one is for Pasefika women and their children and families, and there is one associate refuge – Shakti – that’s a community organisation for migrant, refugee and ethnic families.
Women's Refuge is organised into four regions, and the local refuges within these work closely together.
The regions are:
- Te Hiku o te Ika – Northern
- Te Puku o te Ika – Central
- Te Upoko o te Ika – Lower North
- Te Waka a Maui – Southern.
The governing body of Women’s Refuge is known as the Te Taumata o Te Kōwhai Core Group, and has representatives from each of the regions.
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