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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Paralegal with the Women's Legal Centre in Cape Town, South Africa

About the Women's Legal Centre
The Women’s Legal Centre is an independently funded law centre, which conducts public interest and constitutional gender litigation WLC in partnership with the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) and Sisonke (Sex Workers Movement). The partnership collaborates jointly on a project titled, “every sex worker a human rights defender project”. The project is aimed at educating sex workers on their legal rights and remedies, advocacy for the decriminalisation of sex work, strategic impact litigation, legal advice and legal representation. The position will be based in Cape Town.

Paralegal Positions
The paralegal will provide legal information and support to sex workers about issues concerning their human rights and legal issues that affect sex workers in terms of their work but also their lives e.g. police abuse, divorce, and custody. Paralegals will conduct outreach, give legal advice, train sex workers, attend court, meeting and workshops. 

Is this position for you
  • Are you interested in human rights?
  • Are you a current or former sex worker?
  • Do you want to support fellow sex workers?
  • Do you speak at least 2 languages spoken in the Province?
  • Are you able to read and write?
  • Able to work flexible hours?
Closing date:  08 August 2015
To apply please send a cover letter and comprehensive CV (no more than 3 pages) with three references, certified copies of all qualifications and identity document to:

Aretha Louw                          OR                    Fax to: 021-424 5206

Women’s Legal Centre                                   Email:
P O Box 5356

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