The Fiji Women's Crisis Centre says it was surprised to win a global humanitarian award from the Australian National University's Development Policy Centre.
The award recognises individuals or organisations supported by Australian aid who make an outstanding contribution to the cause of international development.
Since its establishment in 1984, the centre has provided counselling as well as legal, medical and other support services for women and children who are survivors of violence.
It has been receiving support from the Australian aid programme since 1990, with the award bringing in an extra $US8000.
The centre's director Shamima Ali told Sara Vui-Talitu how the money will be spent.