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Gender and Justice Unit

Lilongwe, Malawi
Joined August 2018

Initiatives for Legal Empowerment working across Malawi to enhance social and gender justice.

Presence in: Malawi
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Health, Labor & Employment, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

The Gender and Justice Unit (the Unit) hones in on legal empowerment as one of the most powerful catalysts of gender equality and social justice, both of which are crosscutting and critical to meaningful citizen participation in public life. The Unit was established to use the law as a tool for gender equality and social justice through strategic litigation to promote reforms in law and government policies that are adverse to gender equality and social justice. The Unit focuses on working with other organizations and individuals to advocate for systemic change in public law matters, including issues that affect the disadvantaged and advocating for law reform through legislative proposals and impact litigation.

People Associated With This Organization

Margaret Sarah Alison

South Sudan  
Gender and Justice Unit (Unverified)
Joined February 2019
Interests: Gender-based violence
Briefly ,I had Bachelor in Development studies from THE BRIDGE UNIVERSITY (TBU) of south Sudan and work as program officer , Coordinate with Director on programmatic matters ,Gathering information and link to program development , Conducting meetings with other partners ,Closely work with Finance Administration to provide the logistical and administrative support, Any other duties assigned by supervise and etc

Sarai Chisala-Tempelhoff

Malawi  
Gender and Justice Unit
Joined August 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Governance, Labor & Employment
I am a Malawian human rights lawyer running a social and gender justice research unit and legal clinic. Our focus is the use of legal empowerment initiatives to affect social change
Sarai Chisala-Tempelhoff is the network champion (main point of contact) for Gender and Justice Unit.

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