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Con­ti­nen­tal Out­reach

Continental Outreach

The South­ern African Legal Assis­tance Net­work (SALAN) was ini­ti­ated in 1994. SALAN is a net­work of eleven non-profit, non-governmental organ­i­sa­tions in the South­ern African Devel­op­ment Com­mu­nity (SADC) region that advo­cate for the rights of the poor, dis­ad­van­taged and mar­gin­alised. Since its incep­tion it has pro­vided sup­port to its mem­ber organ­i­sa­tions by shar­ing infor­ma­tion, pro­vid­ing intern­ships and exchang­ing skills and exper­tise.

The SALAN mem­bers are: LRC (South Africa), Black Sash (South Africa), Ditshwanelo (Botswana), Legal Assis­tance Cen­tre (Namibia), Legal Resources Foun­da­tion (Zam­bia), Legal Resources Foun­da­tion (Zim­babwe), Legal Mocam­bique Dos Dire­itos Humanos (Mocam­bique), Malawi Cen­tre for Advice, Research & Edu­ca­tion on Rights (Malawi), Zam­bia Civic Edu­ca­tion Asso­ci­a­tion (Zam­bia), Zanz­ibar Legal Ser­vices Cen­tre (Zanz­ibar), and Legal and Human Rights Cen­tre (Tan­za­nia). The LRC was one of the found­ing mem­bers of SALAN.

SALAN has the fol­low­ing objec­tives:

  • To address pub­lic inter­est issues through legal means
  • To pro­mote and pro­tect human rights
  • To advo­cate for law reform and pol­icy change
  • To facil­i­tate infor­ma­tion shar­ing
  • To facil­i­tate capac­ity build­ing within the net­work
  • To fos­ter col­lab­o­ra­tion on projects

SALAN is a net­work in South­ern Africa that has a proven track record of ensur­ing access to jus­tice, cul­ti­vat­ing Human Rights and pro­mot­ing a cul­ture of good gov­er­nance. It has embarked upon a con­certed regional effort to ensure that these deeply held prin­ci­ples are sit­u­ated cen­trally in the real­ity of every South­ern African soci­ety through:

  • Pro­vid­ing legal ser­vices
  • Engag­ing in pub­lic legal edu­ca­tion
  • Par­tic­i­pat­ing in law reform and pol­icy change
  • Under­tak­ing pub­lic inter­est lit­i­ga­tion






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