Bali Women Crisis Centre

Denpasar, Indonesia
Joined May 2023

BWCC empowers women and children through legal services and advocacy for gender equality. We have supported over 500 survivors of GBV and trained 50+ paralegals.

Presence in: Indonesia
Focus: Community Paralegals, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Livelihoods, Refugees & Migrant Rights, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

The Bali Women’s Crisis Centre (BWCC) is an independent non-governmental organization that works as a learning center for legal services for women and children, and actively conducts advocacy actions to promote gender equality and justice in the national legal system and customary law.

Established in 2012, the center started various action programs for assistance and recovery for its beneficiaries through consultation, legal services, and shelter, assisting more than 500 survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) across Bali. In addition, BWCC has increased capacities of more than 50 paralegals who work at grassroots level, and also has supported two survivor groups in rural entrepreneurship. 

BWCC has run three flagship programs: Cases Advocacy (litigation, socialization, counseling, safe shelter); PUSPA SETARA (community-based survivors’ economic empowerment through social entrepreneurship approach); SPEAK (Sekolah Paralegal Anti Kekerasan/Anti-Violence Paralegal Training).