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ABOUT THE WOMEN'S LEGAL CENTRE

The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) is a non-profit law centre that seeks to achieve equality for women, particularly black women, through impact based litigation, the provision of free legal advice, legal support to advocacy campaigns run by other organisations (which fall within the Centre’s objectives) and training that ensures that people know and understand the impact of the judgments of the courts on the subject of women’s rights.

The WLC also provides legal advice to other non-governmental women’s organisations nationally and in Africa. The Centre has won several precedent setting cases that have improved women’s access to justice in South Africa.

The WLC is staffed by attorneys, candidate attorneys, paralegals and a legal adviser who specialise in gender law and have extensive litigation experience. The WLC is based in Cape Town, with an office in has Johannesburg. and a satellite office in Khayelitsha

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