ISBN 9789982250023
Pages 188
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 1999
Publisher Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Trust, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

Women and Justice: Myth or Reality in Zambia

edited by Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Trust

Throughout the previous WLSA phases, lack of resources or poverty has emerged as a primary cause of inequalities suffered more severely by women than men in their everyday lives. In this fourth study undertaken by WLSA the focus is on assessing the impact of scarce resources on the access to, and utilisation of, an effective legal system from a gendered perspective. The main objectives are to: determine the impact of poverty on people's ability to access legal services and enforce justice; determine the extent to which poverty limits the state's and other institutions' delivery of justice to the people; synthesise and recommend measures within the framework of extremely limited resouces, for maximising the utility of the legal system to ensure justice.

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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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