The Women Legal Centre is a non-profit, independently funded law centre, started by a group of lawyers. The Women's Legal Centre is a centre that seeks to achieve equality for women in South Africa.
As access to justice is largely inaccessible to poor women, particularly black women, the WLC plays an important role in litigating in their interest and providing them with access to free legal advice.
The Centre has identified 5 strategic focus areas. These are:
- violence against women;
- fair access to resources in relationships;
- access to land/housing;
- access to fair labour practices; and
- access to health care (particularly reproductive health care).