Lawyers Against Abuse

To provide holistic legal and psychosocial support to victims of gender-based violence and to facilitate systemic change through strategic engagement with state actors and the communities in which we serve.

Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) is a non-profit organisation that provides free legal services and therapy to victims of gender-based violence (GBV), including sexual violence, domestic violence and child abuse. In particular, LvA’s legal team provides comprehensive support with protection orders and in criminal cases of rape, sexual assault and assault. In a parallel process, LvA’s therapists provide trauma debriefing, and ongoing therapy and counselling to attend to the client’s emotional, psychological, and mental health needs. Lastly, LvA works to strengthen the justice system’s response to GBV by working closely with key officials to push for effective implementation of existing legislation, dignified treatment of victims, and accountability in instances of misconduct.