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What the Women’s Legal Centre Does
The Centre has identified the following strategic areas in which to litigate and conduct law reform.
The reality about relationships is that they do not always last forever. Death is unavoidable, and sometimes people just break up. The WLC takes up cases that ensure that on dissolution of partnerships, whether by death or separation, that women receive a fair share of the assets of the partnership. This involves ensuring that all partnerships are legally recognised, irrespective of religion and custom.
Being free of violence
The WLC takes up cases that improve the access of women and girl children to State protection from gender based violence, particularly rape and domestic violence and increase protections for girl children from abuse in schools.
Having a safe place to stay
The WLC takes up cases that extend tenure to women in their own right, and to prevent loss of tenure on dissolution of relationships.
Being able to work
The Centre takes up cases that extend employment protections to vulnerable groups, develop the law on sexual harassment in relation to farm and domestic workers, and ensure equal opportunities in the workplace.
The WLC will continue to defend legal challenges to the right to makes choices around reproductive health, and to litigate to ensure that women have access to reproductive health care. Cases related to women’s access to health care and the intersection between HIV/AIDS and our other strategic focus areas are also taken. In order to empower women through knowledge of their rights, the Centre also offers free legal advice to women. Women are assisted or referred to the relevant body, NGO or court for assistance. The bulk of the queries we receive involve the dissolution of partnerships, gender based violence and maintenance.
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For more information on the Women’s Legal Centre, visit www.wlce.co.za
7th Floor Constitution House,124 Adderley Street,Cape Town : Telephone: 021 424 5660