Global Resources

Women and the Law in Southern Africa

Publisher: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Danida, Denmark
Publication Date: Jun 1999
Women and Law in Southern Africa Trust (WLSA) is a project that combines legal research with legal activism for women's rights in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. WLSA's efforts to improve women's legal situation has meant doing extensive research in understanding the struggles of Southern African women. This booklet is the result of a collaborative research project. It contains real examples of women's lives and how knowing and understanding the law can make a difference. The document reflects the different realities of women's lives and their different needs and aspirations. It also reflects their common desire for the freedom to choose, which is a central focus of the work of WLSA.