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We are a not for profit specialist community legal centre

Who we are

We are a not for profit community legal centre providing legal advice, support and advocacy to WA women experiencing disadvantage.

Our name has recently changed to better reflect what we do. However, our purpose has always remained the same. Since beginning operation in 2002, we have been WA’s only specialist community legal centre for women.

We are funded to assist women facing disadvantage and focus on helping women who experience additional barriers in accessing legal services. We provide legal knowledge and information to empower women to make informed legal choices.

Through our legal services and community legal education we raise awareness of legal issues affecting women, as well as educate women so they can make informed decisions about what is right for them and their families.

Additionally, we undertake policy development and law reform activities to ensure that the needs and rights of marginalised women are adequately acknowledged, represented and met.

We work to promote a legal system that is safe, supportive, non-discriminatory and responsive to the needs of all women in our community, particularly those who face disadvantage.

We believe that just and fair outcomes, as well as access to justice and support when needed, should not be dependent on gender.

Through the above and our collaboration with like-minded service providers and networks, we work to highlight the systemic and entrenched cultural issues which unfairly impact on women.

Our Mission

Educate women to know their legal rights

Support women in gaining equitable access to information, advice and advocacy

Assist women to achieve fair outcomes

Empower women to make informed legal choices

Our Values

JUSTICE – We strive to achieve access to justice and just outcomes for women

EQUALITY – We promote gender equality and cultural diversity

INTEGRITY – We value and uphold honesty, professionalism and dedication

LEADERSHIP  – We drive policy and law reform to redress gender entrenched inequality

RESPECT  – We treat our clients and our colleagues with care and dignity

 

Watch our new promotional video which explains more about Women’s Legal Service WA and why we are here to help WA women. 

The latest news & insights

Women’s Legal Service WA to speak at CEDA Event

18 November 2019 News

Board Chair, Zoe Henham will speak at the next CEDA event being held on the 29th November 2019.  Speakers Hon. Peter Quinlan, Hon. John Quigley and industry leaders will discuss the need for a holistic, systematic approach to justice in Western Australia. Register Now to hear about this important topic.

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Women’s Legal Service WA Inc presents our 2018/19 Annual Report

15 November 2019 News

On Thursday 14th November 2019, we held our Annual General Meeting.  The AGM celebrated our achievements, welcomed new members and proudly presented our new look Annual Report for the 2018/19 financial year. You can read our report here Annual Report 2018-19.

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