Women Lawyers Association of Malawi

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is discriminatory, oppressive or unconstitutional as regards women and children and ensuring that the same is amended/repealed in line with internationally accepted standards of human rights;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.


8 thoughts on “Women Lawyers Association of Malawi

    1. Dear Olivia, please fill out the registration form and pay the subscription fee. The Secretariat will contact you to confirm registration and find out if you want to be added to the whatsapp groups which are the most active member fora.


    1. Dear Jennifer, kindly direct your question via email to info[at]womenlawyersmalawi.com specify the kind of jurists you are interested in finding out about and why. Not all members of WLA are practicisng lawyers, so please be specific. Many thanks for your interest.


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