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Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling

Alternate Title WCLAC
Creator Markaz al-Marʾah lil-Irshād al-Qānūnī wa-al-Ijtimāʻī (Jerusalem)
Organization Type Non-governmental organizations
Organization Based In West Bank of the Jordan River
Subjects Women, Palestinian Arab -- Civil rights; Human rights (General)
Summary "The Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) was established by a small group of women in Jerusalem in 1991 as a Palestinian, independent, non-governmental, non-profit organisation. WCLAC aims to address the causes and consequences of gender-based violence within the community as well as the gender-specific effects of the increasing militarisation associated with the Israeli occupation."
Languages Arabic; English