Women and Law in Southern African Research and Education Trust (WLSA) Zimbabwe started as a local Chapter of a sub-regional network in 1989. WLSA is now registered and operates as Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) in Zimbabwe. The network member countries include Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia. The purpose of the network is to contribute to sustained well-being of women and girl children through action-oriented research in the socio-legal field and advocating for women’s rights. WLSA work incorporates action into research by questioning and challenging the law, instigating campaigns for changes in laws, policies and plans of action, educating women and girls about their rights, providing legal advice and gender sensitizing communities and leadership.
The work of WLSA Zimbabwe has been guided by strategic plans with the current plan being for the period 2019 – 2023. The strategic plans are elaborated in programme documents and/or operational plans by detailing WLSA activities on yearly basis. With the current strategic plan drawing to end a new strategy, “Making the law work for women and girls” has been developed and is accompanied by a detailed programme document.
Sometimes you may find yourself in difficult situations and not be able to defuse the situation without going to court. Our lawyers will also represent you in various civil litigation cases and provide you the help you need in the best way possible.
The main objective under this programme is to support access to justice by all and economically empower women and girls, advocating for state to provide legal and support services to the marginalised and vulnerable.
The primary objective of this programme is to contribute to a just society and the development of a gender sensitive Justice Delivery System, where women and girls are assertive and empowered to equitably claim their rights.
The main objective of the programme is to monitor accountability and support the implementation of existing gender equality and justice laws, policies and plans of action and enactment of new ones by the state.