WOZA AWARDS COVID-19 AFRICA LEGAL ACCOLADES

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for danger; the other for opportunity.” John F. Kennedy"


Woza Awards 2020 has been postponed to August 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Lockdown measures across Africa witnessed women legal practitioners champion many

issues on the rule of law, policy, access to justice and the role of the judiciary and legal

practitioners. Additionally, catalysing initiatives for financial assistance and stimulus

packages to support the financially vulnerable in the profession.


Woza Awards through this pandemic adversity recognise the opportunity to

acknowledge and celebrate the sterling strides, contributions, educational efforts and

assistance to gender based violence victims , made by women legal practitioners in the

profession under the lockdown. For more details on Woza Awards see

www.woza.today


WOZA AWARDS COVID-19 LEGAL ACCOLADES CATEGORIES


1. COVID-19 Legal Eagle Any practitioner/firm/institution who has

played a significant role in educating, disseminating information and or

creating awareness of the Regulations and Directives where the

information kept us abreast of changes or worked tirelessly behind the

scenes to minimize the impact on the profession.


2. COVID-19 Legal Philanthropist A practitioner/firm/institution who has

played a philanthropic role to marginalized people whether through

poverty alleviation or the rendering of pro bono legal services.


3. COVID-19 Gender Based Violence Champion Awards

practitioner/firm/institution who has advanced women’s rights

through the assistance to and the protection of gender-based violence

victims


Nominations for Categories 1,2 and 3 (1 page nomination with

motivation limited 250 words) to be submitted to

wozaawards@gmail.com.


Deadline: 7th July 2020




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