Women from oppressed communities are frequently victims of domestic and other forms of violence. Access to a lawyer is crucial in seeking justice, but women are often unable to pay for one.
Our Lawyers’ Forum provides free legal advice to victims of crime and injustice. We also organise training workshops to educate women about their legal rights and how to secure crucial legal documents, such as marriage certificates.
In 2013, our Lawyers’ Forum filed 15 cases of violence against women. Six cases have been won, the rest are ongoing. It also helped 25 women to receive their legal documents, enabling them to access government support and benefits schemes.