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Women and Law in Southern Africa (Zimbabwe)

Harare, Zimbabwe
Joined March 2021

tag line 'making the law work for women and girls' our programmes are Legal aid and support services programme ,Gender justice and equality programme. Legal rights education and capacity building.

Presence in: Zimbabwe
Focus: Economic Empowerment, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Health, Land & Natural Resources, Policy Advocacy & Governance, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

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. Our vision is ‘A society where justice is equitably accessed, claimed and enjoyed by women and girls in all spheres of life.’ Our mission is ‘to organize, coordinate and support evidence based interventions that promote and protect women and girls’ rights through legal and policy reform and changes to discriminatory socio-cultural and economic practices.’

People Associated With This Organization

Caroline Kache

Zimbabwe  
Women and Law in Southern Africa...
Joined March 2021
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Family, Gender-based violence, Governance, Health, Land & Natural Resources, Policy Advocacy & Governance, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I am a female Zimbabwean citizen with eleven years’ experience in legal research and gender. I has a proven record with experience executing successful development programs in Women's Rights, Refugees rights and Gender Justice as well as Access to Justice; Governance and Human Rights. With her strong legal background, she also has good research, policy analysis skills, advocacy and lobbying and facilitation experience in both local, regional and international platforms. I am a feminist passionate about women's access to resources and justice. I am also a strong advocate of equal representation of women and girls in all sectors including the justice sector. I am also a strong advocate of mainstreaming gender in all sectors and this has a direct link in to sentencing. Currently i am the programmes coordinator of women and law in Southern Africa and my role is to coordinate all programming for the organisation. WLSA's mandate is make the law work for women and girls and Zimbabwe and we do this by providing legal education and support services including legal aid. We also provide legal empowerment sessions for communities to be legally conversant as well as economic empowerment opportunities that can lead particularly women away from GBV situations. WLSA also works around climate change ans natural resource governance and how communities particularly women are excluded or disposed of their land in favour of mining rights. Being a member of the network will be beneficial to share ideas and learn about various empowerment methods others are using. in addition WLSA was a previous NAMATI member.

Chinga Govhati

Zimbabwe  
Women and Law in Southern Africa...
Joined November 2013
Interests: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Traditional / Customary Justice

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