The Women's Legal Centre
4th Floor Pearl House, 19-25 Adderley Street
The Women's Legal Centre was formed in 1998 for the purpose of establishing a women's legal centre where legal assistance would be given in cases which involve public interest or constitutional litigation to advance the rights of women. The central aim of the WLC is to advance the struggle for equality for women particularly black women who suffer socio-economic disadvantage. In order to fulfill this aim, the Centre litigates cases which advance women's rights and are in the public interest. The key activities of the WLC are litigation and advocacy for law reform but the Centre employs a variety of strategies depending on the nature of the particular issue. Other Centre activities include extensive networking both locally and internationally, conducting seminars, workshops and training, and developing materials. The WLC has identified a number of broad priority areas in which it litigates cases and conducts law reform such as violence against women, customary and religious laws and women's access to resources.