Mobile Legal Aid Clinic

8/7/2022 11:40:31 PM

Mobile Legal Aid Clinics are set at the island communities of the Maldives to provide legal aid and conduct legal awareness sessions. The objective of the Mobile Legal Aid Clinic (MLAC) is to promote access to justice for low and medium income or marginalized people at the island community and make people aware laws. This is two-day program where first day, PILC will be conducting legal awareness sessions and the second day PILC team will be setting up camps at prime location of island to provide legal aid for the island community.

Two awareness sessions are conducted on the first day of the project. The sessions are; (1) Maldivian Legal System and (2) Protection from Domestic Violence. These sessions are conducted separately. The objective is to educate the public on access to justice, the proper procedures in the Maldivian Legal System, Child Rights Act and Right to Information. The objective of the session is to openly discuss and identify healthy and unhealthy domestic relationships, forms of domestic violence and educate them on how to ask for help when faced with an unhealthy domestic relationship.  Provisions from the Domestic Violence Act was discussed at length. An interactive session is conducted followed by a Q/A regarding any doubts or clarifications needed by the participants.

 We have conducted the Mobile Legal Aid Clinic in:

1)      Addu City

2)      B. Eydhafushi

3)      GDh. Thinadhoo

4)      HA. Hoarafushi

       HDh. Kulhudhuffushi

        L. Gan