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Legal Aid Week

  1. Zanzibar Legal Services Center (ZLSC) had the opportunity to attend the summit of the Legal Aid Week Celebration, Zanzibar on 28/06,/2014 with the motto “Use Technology to Facilitate Access to Justice”.

 

  1. The official guest of the celebration was the Second Vice President of Zanzibar, Hon. Hemed Abdullah. The number of legal aid services 800710230 was launched by Hon. Official guest.

 

  1. The official guest of the celebration was the Second Vice President of Zanzibar, Hon. Hemedi Abdullah. The number of legal aid services 800710230 was launched by Hon. Official guest.

African Child Day

 

The African Child Day
#dayoftheafricanchild
#tanzanianchildren
#educationforall

 

ANNOUNCEMENT – MEET OUR NEW CEO

Zanzibar Legal Services Centre (ZLSC) proudly announces the appointment of Ms. Felista William Mauya as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Mauya, has more than 15 years of experience in the legal and human rights sector and will take on the role of CEO from 1st   June, 2024.

She will oversee the on-going institutional reforms at ZLSC which seeks to broaden legal aid provision in Zanzibar to enable hundreds of women, men, people with disability, and children in accessing legal aid services.

Ms. Mauya brings to the role a deep understanding of the complex issues surrounding legal and human rights, including the importance of partnering with different actors in improving access to justice in Zanzibar.

As a respected, committed, and progressive leader, Ms. Mauya is ideal to lead the Centre in its next chapter and is well placed as CEO.

Ms. Mauya holds Master’s Degree in International Law and Human Rights from Wuhan University in China and Bachelor of Laws from Mysore University in India. She possesses a vast professional experience in issues concerning human rights, gender, democracy, good governance, and in the interactions between human rights and business.

Felista’s great passion is in empowering women, youth, and people with disabilities to improve access to justice, economic development, and livelihood with a wholesome appreciation of socio- legal challenges and attitudes as well as in the modalities of dispute resolution for the betterment of the society. She is interested in bridging the gap among the communities through “learning by doing motto”.

The Board of Trustees of the Centre is delighted to welcome our new CEO and we look forward to working closely with her to further improve legal aid work in Zanzibar

Promoting Rule of Law and Good Governance

During the 31 years of its existence, the Centre has grown in strength and works tirelessly to achieve its  intended aims and objectives in line with the vision and mission of the Centre.

In order to achieve these aims and objectives to ensure that behavioural changes are guaranteed, the Centre strives to ensure that all the people of Zanzibar have a basic understanding of legal and human rights principles and can act on them in order to build a society based on rule of law, good governance and the observance of human rights norms.

Establishment and Status of the Centre

The Zanzibar Legal Services Centre (ZLSC) was established in 1992 as a nongovernmental, voluntary, independent, Non partisan and non – profit making organisation aimed at providing legal aid services to the poor women, and children, the disabled, marginalised and other vulnerable and disadvantaged sections of the Zanzibari society. The Centre also aims to popularise knowledge on the law and human rights and to produce publications in all areas of legal concern to the people of Zanzibar.