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The LRF family mourns one of its own Cliff Garavada who passed away on Sunday 11 September. Cliff as he was affectionately known joined the LRF in 2006 as a Messenger/Driver, a post he held diligently till the time of his death. Indeed we lost a dear friend and valued colleague. Our hearts go out to Cliff's wife, children and the rest of the family.

May his dear soul rest in eternal peace.

PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE

Legal & Civic Education

The LRF believes that "Knowledge is power" human and legal rights violations thrive on ignorance. It is for this reason that LRF seeks to educate people on their rights, empower them to assert themselves and afford them the ability to take up cases when necessary.

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Offering Legal Services

Offering legal services & responding to human rights abuses. The LRF concentrates on family law issues and provides information and Knowledge to an average 100,000 people each year. Having raised awareness, the trained staff are then available to help individuals to their particular problems.

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Service Provider Training

In support of its work to address the people's needs, the LRF also strives to strengthen service delivery and build the capacity of local authorities to protect the rights of their constituents by training service providers in the justice system and public sector.

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Promoting Law & Policy Reform

Promoting law & policy reform and citizen participation in governance. The LRF researches and provides information on topical issues, most recently on why a strong constitution is important and the different elements that should be present in a democratic constitution.

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Legal Publications

The Publications Unit (LPU) has been described as the hub of the wheel of LRF, linking the various programmes. It produces pamphlets and information leaflets to underpin the education programme and publishing legal texts for the profession, which also contributes to income-generation.

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Don’t marry off abused children

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