National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW)

Lusaka, Zambia

National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW) was established in 1990 to provide affordable legal aid services to women and children from marginalised social sectors who have been victims of social injustice. Often these people cannot afford the cost of hiring a lawyer to represent them in their pursuit of justice. NLACW offers legal services, representation, legal information and education and conducts advocacy for policy and law reform on women and children’s rights. NLACW’s activities are financed by donations from their mother body, the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ), client contributions and co-operating partners. NLACW wants to see a society where underprivileged women and children have fair and equal access to legal rights through legal representation.

Legal services

National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW) offers legal advice, legal assistance, internal/ in-house mediation (dispute resolution) and court annex mediation (dispute resolution) to vulnerable women and children on a pro bono basis. The organisation employs full time lawyers and also works with volunteer legal practitioners.

Legal & Human Rights Education

This is done by engaging communities, sensitising members such as chiefs, host community workshops, school workshops and more. National Legal Aid Clinic for Women’s (NLACW) goal is to help people understand human rights, value human rights, and take responsibility for respecting, defending, and promoting human rights.

Advocacy

National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW) works with policy makers to assist with policy reforms. This is done through development of policy briefs, written submissions to parliament and lobbying. NLACW’s goal is to advocate for policies that contribute to counter discrimination against women and to guarantee equal and fair treatment of women.

Child Abuse Booklet

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One of a series of informative and helpful booklets about various issues affecting women and children in Zambia. Child Abuse is any form of mistreatment or harm to a child. Learn more by downloading a pdf version of this booklet. Copy and paste this link into your browser: https://res.cloudinary.com/dhsjpmqz9/image/upload/v1685341637/1._CHILD_ABUSE_rnjq3d.pdf

Child Custody Booklet

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One of a series of informative and helpful booklets about various issues affecting women and children in Zambia. When a person has been given custody of the child, he has the duty to: • Control and take care of the child every day; and • Supervise the activities the child is involved in every day Learn more by downloading a pdf version of this booklet. Copy and paste this link into your browser: https://res.cloudinary.com/dhsjpmqz9/image/upload/v1685342167/2._CHILD_CUSTODY_spnqnp.pdf

Human Trafficking Booklet

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One of a series of informative and helpful booklets about various issues affecting women and children in Zambia. Human Trafficking (trading or buying and selling of human beings) is a form of modern slavery whereby victims are moved usually from one place to another and subjected to force, lied to or pressured into commercial sex, labour or work against their will or sold. Learn more by downloading a pdf version of this booklet. Copy and paste this link into your browser: https://res.cloudinary.com/dhsjpmqz9/image/upload/v1685343098/4._HUMAN_TRAFFICKING_gqx7ps.pdf
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Established in 1990, The National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW) seeks to empower women by facilitating their access to legal rights by way of legal representation, counselling, legal and human rights education as a distinct but integral part of the women's movement.

Empowering Communities through Legal & Human Rights Education!

News · 1 day ago
At the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW), we're committed to fostering a society where everyone understands and upholds human rights. From engaging with local chiefs to hosting interactive workshops in schools and communities, we're dedicated to spreading awareness and promoting accountability. Join us in our mission to empower and educate. Together, we can build a future where human rights are valued, defended, and upheld by all. 🌍💼 #LegalEducation #HumanRightsAwareness

Paralegal Officer

Job · 15 days ago
NATIONAL LEGAL AID CLINIC FOR WOMEN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW) is a Project of the Women’s Rights Committee of the Law Association of Zambia which was established in 1990 to empower Women by facilitating their access to legal rights by way of legal representation, counseling, legal human rights education as a distinct but integral part of the women’s movement. NLACW is implementing the Project titled Enhanced Access to Justice through the Continued Operation of the Legal Services Units (LSUs) at the Ndola and Kitwe Subordinate Courts under the Enabling Access to Justice, Civil Society Participation and Transparency (EnACT) Programme with Support from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through GIZ. The project seeks to inter alia, provide legal aid services to the indigent and vulnerable persons in contact with the justice system, through LSUs at the Ndola and Kitwe Subordinate Courts, with a primary focus on detainees/accused persons; increase access to pre-trial and post-trial measures including the number of bails granted and executed, the use of diversion measures for juvenile offenders, and faster processing of confirmation orders for juveniles and increase knowledge and awareness on rights and procedures by members of the public. NLACW now invites suitably qualified individuals to apply for the following position. 1. PARALEGAL OFFICER– NDOLA (1) Qualifications and Experience: Grade 12 Certificate (minimum of 5 passes including English) LLB (Law) Degree or TEVETA Level 1 Certificate in Paralegal Studies Experience in para legal work will be an added advantage Key responsibilities: Conduct legal education on the rights of detainees/accused persons Provide legal information on the rights of detainees/accused persons Provide legal advice and legal assistance to persons appearing before the Subordinate Court in criminal cases Conduct mediation and negotiation in matters involving LSU clients Manage interactions with other justice stakeholders Perform such other functions as may be assigned by superiors TECHNICAL AND BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES Strong Analysis Advanced level of computer skills Results Focused and high attention to detail Good interpersonal skills Ability to plan and organize A self-starter Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision Method of Application Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their application letters, Curriculum vitae, three traceable references and include photocopies of relevant certificates to: The Executive Director National Legal Aid Clinic for Women Plot No. 110A/150 Musonda Ngosa Road Villa Elizabetha Private Bag E578 LUSAKA

An NGO organisation that provides legal services to women and children

News · about 1 month ago
If you have a cause for complaint but are lacking funds to hire a lawyer, National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW) can help and you are encouraged to get in touch. Their team will be happy to discuss your concerns and find a solution. National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW) offers legal advice, legal assistance, internal/ in-house mediation (dispute resolution) and court annex mediation (dispute resolution) to vulnerable women and children on a pro bono basis. The organisation employs full time lawyers and also works with volunteer legal practitioners.

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110A/150 Musonda Ngosa Road, Villa Elizabetha, Lusaka, Zambia

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