Who we are
Women’s Legal Service Victoria is a not for profit organisation which has been providing free legal services to women since 1982. We work with and for women experiencing particular disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown or violence.
We are funded by the Indigenous Justice and Legal Assistance Division, Attorney General’s Department, Canberra and Victoria Legal Aid.
What we do
We provide legal advice and representation to women experiencing disadvantage.
We advocate for law and policy that respects and promotes the rights of women.
We build the capacity of other professionals and the community to identify and respond appropriately to legal need.
Why we exist
We exist to help build a gender equitable country
Our unique contribution to this vision, as lawyers, advocates and educators, is to work alongside women experiencing disadvantage to promote their rights to live free from violence and make informed choices about their relationships.
Our Strategy sets out the impact we aim to have through our work. It also explains how we do our work, how we make decisions about what we do and how we continue to develop our organisational model in order to be as effective as possible.