Enhancing Access for Justice for Women- Legal Aid Services
Establishment of legal aid clinics and legal aid committees in 21 states which receive and pursue litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods to enforce the rights of women and seek redress in situations of discrimination or the violation of the rights to human dignity especially in situations of domestic violence, cultural disinheritance, public/work place harassment and gender discrimination.
OUTCOMES / IMPACT OF THE PROJECT
WRAPA Legal department has a performance rating that is very high for some states where their activities and interventions have been of immense benefit to women. Such states include Oyo, Ekiti, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto, Lagos, Nasarawa, Bauchi, Borno, Niger, Benue, Jigawa, Anambra, Plateau, Ondo, Bayelsa, Kogi, Kwara, Ogun, Kano, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This initiative is the core of WRAPA and therefore remains an ongoing project in WRAPA. The cases vary according to dynamics experienced by women in the states. It is important to point out that violence ranks very high among the cases received by WRAPA. This has also informed the directions of WRAPA’s interventions in other projects or programmes aimed at reducing the scourge of Violence against Women in Society.
Highlights: Amina Lawal’s Case; Rosemary Dzer (Acid bath survivor rehabilitated by WRAPA. She is currently studying Computer Science at the University of Jos)