Namati

Blantyre
Malawi

+265 884 965357

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Natasha Namisengo


Added on: Aug 27, 2018

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championing the promotion & protection of the human rights of women & children with a view to contributing to the realization & enjoyment of those rights through legal services, advocacy and research

The Women Lawyers Association (WLA) of Malawi is a non-profit organization made up of women lawyers from: the public sector; private practice; commercial and non-governmental organizations; law students; paralegals, professional and lay magistrates and some honorary male lawyers.
WLA was formally launched in 1998 although it has been operational since 1993 under the umbrella of the Malawi Law Society as a permanent Committee on Women and Children’s Affairs. WLA has since de-linked from the Malawi Law Society in order to focus on its objectives. The Women Lawyers Association exists in four chapters, Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu and Zomba. The leadership of the Association is distributed in all four chapters.

The aims of WLA are AIMS to promote among the Malawian society respect for human rights, more especially of women and children;to assist women and children to attain effective protection under the law and to bring about social harmony and peace through the law;to be a watchdog of all the legislation that is discriminatory, oppressive or unconstitutional as regards women and children and ensuring that the same is amended/repealed in line with internationally accepted standards of human rights;to create unity and foster good relations among women lawyers locally and partners in the justice system.

 

PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ORGANIZATION

Natasha Namisengo

I holds Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and I am currently pursuing an Executive Master of Business and Administration with the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute. I have taken and and passed the South African Board Examination as well as the Malawi Bar Examination and is therefore therefore eligible to practice both in South Africa and Malawi. I am a member of the Malawi Law Society and I have recently completed my service as Secretary of the Women Lawyers’ Association. In that position, I engaged extensively in the protection of women’s rights. I am currently serving as a member of the Story Workshop Educational Trust board which focuses on supporting Malawians to identify obstacles and find solutions to issues relating to HIV/AIDS.

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