started as a local Chapter of a sub-regional network in 1989. WLSA is now registered and
operates as Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) in Zimbabwe. The network member
countries include Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia. The
purpose of the network is to contribute to sustained well-being of women and girl children through action-oriented research in the socio-legal field and advocating for women’s rights.
WLSA work incorporates action into research by questioning and challenging the law,
instigating campaigns for changes in laws, policies and plans of action, educating women and girls about their rights, providing legal advice and gender sensitising communities and leadership.
Vision: To have a society where justice is equitably accessed, claimed and enjoyed by women and girls in all spheres of life.
Mission: To organise, coordinate and support evidence-based interventions that promote and protect women and girls’ rights through legal and policy reforms and changes to discriminatory socio-cultural and economic practices.
Goal: To contribute to gender equality and fulfilment of women’s rights