What we do

Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland (WAFNI) was established in 1978 and, along with its nine member groups, is the lead voluntary organisation challenging and addressing domestic and sexual violence and abuse in Northern Ireland.We work to create a safer society by providing vital support services and challenging attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that perpetuate domestic and sexual violence and abuse.  Our work includes:

  • managing the 24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline
  • monitoring and influencing government policy
  • delivering training to all relevant professionals
  • promoting the work of Women’s Aid regionally through a dedicated media strategy
  • leading on preventative education work in primary and post primary schools

Gifts in Wills

No one should have to suffer abuse or live in fear within their own home. Our 24 hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline is there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and last year the Helpline managed over 55,000 calls.  When they do finally find the courage and strength to make the call, we want to be there to provide whatever support they (and often their children) need, whether this be specialised telephone support, referral to our network of refuges and floating support servicesor putting in action our emergency processes to support a woman and her children fleeing a dangerous situation to one of our safe refuges across Northern Ireland.

By leaving a gift in your will to Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland, you can help us sustain our vital services, ensuring an effective response to victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse, 24hours a day, 365 days a year.

You can decide what kind or size of gift you’d like to leave but please be assured, every gift, no matter how big or small can make a difference. By leaving a gift in your will, you will be helping us achieve our vision of eliminating domestic and sexual violence and abuse and ultimately contributing to the creation of a safer society for everyone.


Contact Us

Name: Sarah Mason
Telephone: 02890 249041
Email: info@womensaidni.org
Website: www.womensaidni.org


Information your solicitor will need

Registered Address: Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland, 129 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HP.

Registered Charity Number: XN 45049