The Family Legal Clinic (FLC) is a pro bono legal service founded by a group of young and enthusiastic professionals including two lawyers and a journalist. Originally launched in August 2014 in collaboration with Hope for Women, we were registered as an independent NGO on 20 September 2017 after 3 years of successful service. This is the first initiative of its kind in the Maldives. Our aim is to increase access to justice by easing people's access to a lawyer and promote awareness on legal rights in the areas of family and domestic violence law. We provide pro bono legal consultations and awareness in the areas of family law, the prevention of domestic violence law, as well as on issues related to sexual harassment.
FLC’s programmes are sustained by the core values of Equality, Empathy, Empower, Harmony and Unity.
Each of the programme areas below embody one or more of these values to ensure that our work and services are accessible, beneficial and sustainable.
Accessibility for Everyone
Empower for Change
Harmony for Unity
Partnership for Transformation
The Family Legal Clinic is supported by an Executive Committee, members of the organisation, and a small team of office staff. The Executive Committee is responsible for the highest level of decision making, while the staff carry out the day-to-day work of the organisation.
The FLC office team currently consists of the Co-Chairperson, a Legal Officer, a Programme Officer, and an Administrative Officer.