Formed in 1989, Women and Law in Southern African Research and Education Trust (WLSA) Zambia is a local Chapter of a sub-regional network (other member countries are Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe) seeking to contribute to sustained well-being of women and girl children in Southern Africa through action-oriented research in the socio-legal field and advocating women’s rights.
By action oriented research we mean research which is intended to inform and influence action being taken to improve the socio-legal situation of women and girl children. WLSA work incorporates action into research by questioning and challenging the law, instigating campaigns for changes in law and in policies, educating women about their rights, providing legal advice and gender sensitising communities and leadership during the course of the research.
Vision: A society where there is equality for all.
Mission Statement: To work towards the socio-economic, political and legal advancement of women and children.
WLSA is present in seven countries and the SOAWR Coalition are proud to have both the Zambia and Zimbabwe chapters as members.