The Women’s Legal Centre seeks two Paralegals for posts in Johannesburg

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The Women’s Legal Centre is an independently funded law centre,  which conducts public interest and constitutional gender litigation WLC in partnership with the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) is working on the “every sex worker a human rights defender project” to make sure that sex workers know what their rights are and are able to defend them.


Paralegal Positions

The paralegals will provide legal information and support to sex workers about issues concerning their human rights and legal issues that affect sex workers in terms of their work but also their lives e.g. police abuse, divorce, custody.

Is this position for you?:

  • Are you interested in human rights?
  • Are you a current or former sex worker?
  • Do you want to support fellow sex workers?
  • Do you speak at least 2 languages spoken in the Province?
  • Are you able to read and write?
  • Able to work flexible hours?

The position:

The position will be based in Johannesburg for the Women’s Legal Centre.

Paralegals will conduct outreach, give legal advice, train sex workers, attend court, meeting and workshops.

To apply:

Please send a 1-2 page letter motivating why the position appeals to you, and why you think you are suited to be a paralegal, and a one page CV, with your details, education background, and work background (sex work experience included)

Please send or deliver applications to:

Nomhle Magwaza

Fax: (021)424-5206

Tel: (021) 4245660


Women’s Legal Centre

7th Floor, Constitution House

124 Adderley Street

Cape Town

CLOSING DATE: 7 February 2014. No late applications will be considered.


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