The Women Lawyers Association (WLA) of Malawi is a non-profit organization made up of women lawyers from: the public sector; private practice; commercial and non-governmental organizations, academia; law students; paralegals, some judicial officers and honorary male lawyers.
WLA has been in existence for over 20 years. The Women Lawyers Association exists in four chapters, Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu and Zomba.
“to champion the promotion and protection of the human rights of women and children with a view to contributing to the realization and enjoyment of those rights through legal services, advocacy and research”.
- to promote among the Malawian society respect for human rights, more especially of women and children;
- to assist women and children to attain effective protection under the law and to bring about social harmony and peace through the law;
- to be a watchdog of all the legislation that is discriminatory, oppressive or unconstitutional as regards women and children and ensuring that the same is amended/repealed in line with internationally accepted standards of human rights;
- to create unity and foster good relations among women lawyers locally and partners in the justice system.
Here are some of the core documents for WLA, including the Constitution.