The Claude Leon Foundation


The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) is an independently funded law centre which seeks to advance the struggle for and the promotion and development of human rights for women, particularly black women who suffer from social and economic disadvantage. The WLC employs strategic litigation, advocacy, training and the provision of free legal advice as tools to achieve substantive equality for South African women. Specific rights focused on include:

•   Women’s property rights
•   Access to land and housing
•   Freedom from gender based violence
•   Women’s access to health
•   Women’s access to labour practices

The Claude Leon Foundation has been a proud sponsor of the work of the Women’s Legal Centre from 2009-2011.


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