ISBN 9789990817690
Pages 136
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2000
Publisher Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Trust, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

In Search of Justice

Women and the Administration of Justice in Malawi

edited by Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Trust

This study represents the findings of a study on problems and contraints of accessing the justice delivery system as experienced by women in Malawi.

The objectives were: to uncover and analyse the structures that women use in search of justice; to examine the physical and administrative accessibility of the structures; to examine the personnel working in such structures/agencies and their competence; to discharge their duties in terms of gender sensitve attitudes, academic and professional qualifications; to analyse the facilities available for giving legal aid and assistance and their effectiveness in bringing the law close to women; to analyse the quality of such legal services as are given or are available to women outside the legal aid.

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About the Editor

Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Trust

Women in Law in Southern Africa-Malawi is the Malawi branch of the prestigious Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Trust (WLSA). WLSA was born of a group of women and men in southern Africa who wanted to advance the legal situation of women; and was founded in 1988 at a regional conference held in Zimbabwe by a group of lawyers and social scientists. It is regional and action-orientated and aims to improve the situation of women through advocacy and lobbying for law and policy changes. The organization works in the following southern African countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Since inception, WLSA has undertaken research and published several titles on women and the law on, for example, women and the administration of justice; family related issues; the changing concept of the family; and gendered African traditions, women human rights law.

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