FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions


  1. What is WELA?

    WELA stands for Women’s Empowerment and Legal Aid, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing legal support and advocacy for women facing various challenges, including domestic violence, exploitation, and discrimination.

  2. What services does WELA offer?

    WELA provides legal advice, representation, and education to women in need. This includes assistance in navigating the legal process, representation in court, and workshops on women’s rights and the legal system.

  3. Who is eligible for WELA’s services?

    WELA serves women who are facing legal challenges and may not have the resources to access the legal system on their own. This includes women who are survivors of domestic violence, victims of exploitation, and those facing discrimination.

  4. How can I access WELA’s services?

    You can contact WELA through its website or by phone to schedule a consultation. WELA provides free legal services to those in need, and will work with you to determine the best course of action for your situation.

  5. How is WELA funded?

    WELA is funded through donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. It is also supported by government grants and partnerships with other organizations.

  6. How can I support WELA?

    There are several ways to support WELA, including making a financial contribution, volunteering your time and skills, and spreading awareness about the organization and its mission. For more information, visit the “Partner With Us” page on the WELA website.

  7. Is WELA only for women in a particular area or country?

    WELA operates primarily in Nigeria where it is based, but may also provide support and resources to women in other countries, depending on its resources and partnerships.

  8. What is WELA’s stance on privacy and confidentiality?

    WELA is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of its clients. All information shared with WELA is kept confidential and is used only for the purpose of providing legal services and support.

  9. Can WELA help me if I am an immigrant or refugee?

    Yes, WELA may be able to provide legal assistance to immigrant and refugee women, depending on its resources and partnerships. Contact WELA to learn more.

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