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.
It is mandated inter-alia, to develop law as an instrument of social justice, encourage lawyers to serve the people, deal with legal aid and secure representation for the disadvantaged, promote law reform and in this regard co-operate with other institutions and professions.
The Clinic works to help women, youth and children who have been victims of social injustice and prevent the decrease in their quality of life. This it does through legal redress, arbitration, mediation and advocacy through law reform.
A Zambian society where underprivileged women and children have fair and equal access to legal rights through legal representation.
Our overall objective is 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.
To expand the clinic's programmes in order to have increased representation of women and children, and reach some of the needy areas not yet covered
To increase the capacity for the NLACW to deliver on the project objectives and build sustainable capacity
To increase access to legal representation to marginalized women and children
To enhance the capacity of women and children to fight for their rights and prevent violations from being committed against them.
Our activities are financed through donations from the mother body Law Association of Zambia, client contributions and cooperating partners.