Our Contacts

Mvuli Lane, off Thika Superhighway

Opp. Muthaiga Police Station

P. O. Box: 3006 - 00200,

Nairobi, Kenya

 

Office Mobiles:

0722 - 252939

0721 - 367677

0722 - 258550

 

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Website: www.wrapkenya.or.ke

Legal Aid Programme

Legal aid is a concept that refers to the assistance provided to socially and economically disadvantaged persons in society to enable them understand and protect their rights. The Legal Aid Programme litigates on behalf of GBV survivors who wish to terminate abusive marriages and who wish to prosecute perpetrators. Litigation also covers cases of child custody and child maintenance. The Legal Aid Programme has linkages and networks with other Legal Aid Providers; clients in need of legal intervention in areas that are outside of WRAP’s mandate are referred to such partners.

The programme carries out extensive research on social and legal issues affecting the Human Rights of Women and Children in Kenya, and provides legal advice and rights education within schools and in communities. The lack of services to support reporting and treatment; the inadequacy in investigation and prosecution of perpetrators; the inappropriate questions put forward to survivors of GBV in the process of pursuing justice are some challenges that the Legal Aid Programme has to contend with while representing clients in court. Legal advice on a wide range of topics is also provided to clients by the Legal Aid Programme.

Legal Aid Programmes are also charged with identifying alternative dispute resolution mechanisms {ADRs}. The Constitution of Kenya 2010 provides for the establishment of ADRs. This provides opportunities for the Legal Aid Programme to work in the Community, especially to sensitise communities on ADRs applicable to GBV. Chiefs, religious and traditional leaders are usually the only recourse to justice, besides being the source of support for survivors of GBV in many areas.