The Women's Legal Centre is a non-profit, independently funded law centre, started by a group of lawyers.
The "WLC", as we are known, seeks to achieve equality for women in South Africa. In order to fulfil its objectives, the WLC will, free of charge:
The Centre has identified 5 strategic focus areas. These are:
The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, It’s Causes and Consequences has once again had to cancel her country visit to South Africa. This time because the South African government failed to confirm a date for her visit. The Women’s Legal Centre and the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre decided to voice their concern, and to appeal to parliament by writing a letter to portfolio committees. Nineteen other organisations, from across South Africa, added their voices to the appeal by endorsing the letter.
The Women’s Legal Centre is an independently funded law centre, which conducts public interest and constitutional gender litigation WLC in partnership with the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) is working on the “every sex worker a human rights defender project” to make sure that sex workers know what their rights are and are able to defend them.
Paralegal Positions (x2)
The paralegals will provide legal information and support to sex workers about issues concerning their human rights and legal issues that affect sex workers in terms of their work but also their lives e.g. police abuse, divorce, custody.
Is this position for you?:
The position will be based in Cape Town for the Women’s Legal Centre. Paralegals will conduct outreach, give legal advice, train sex workers, attend court, meeting and workshops.
Please send a 1-2 page letter motivating why the position appeals to you, and why you think you are suited to be a paralegal, and a one page CV, with your details, education background, and work background (sex work experience included). Please send or deliver applications to Charmaine Groep:
Tel: (021) 4245660
Women’s Legal Centre
7th Floor, Constitution House
124 Adderley Street