Women in Tanzania are routinely denied rights granted to them by international and domestic law. These violations occur due to patriarchal laws and cultural traditions that devalue women in both the public and private sphere. The Women’s Legal Aid Centre (WLAC) is a non-profit NGO that works to empower women to attain their rights and to improve vulnerable population’s access to justice across Tanzania.
Since 1989, WLAC has been at the forefront of the fight for the promotion and protection of women’s rights in Tanzania, accomplishing its successes through four units: legal aid, advocacy and networking, paralegal training and outreach, and publication and documentation. Although the organization focuses on inheritance rights and gender-based violence, all issues related to gender are addressed within WLAC’s work, contributing to the realization of its grand vision for a just society that respects the rights of women and children.
Mission: To promote access to justice and advocate for gender responsive policies for women and children
Vision: A just society that respects the rights of women and children