Kather­ine Women’s Infor­ma­tion & Legal Ser­vice (KWILS) is a spe­cial­ist Women’s Legal Ser­vice that has oper­at­ed in Kather­ine in the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry for 25 years. 

We can help all women, those who iden­ti­fy as women, and non-bina­ry peo­ple in Kather­ine and across the Big Rivers Region. We pro­vide free civ­il legal advice and rep­re­sen­ta­tion, and wrap around sup­port ser­vices, to ensure holis­tic ser­vice pro­vi­sion for women. We pro­vide one on one case work, while also work­ing towards deep­er legal and cul­tur­al change to redress pow­er imbal­ances, address vio­lence against women and chil­dren, and gen­der and oth­er inequalities.

In addi­tion to indi­vid­ual legal assis­tance, KWILS pro­vides Com­mu­ni­ty Legal Edu­ca­tion and under­takes advo­ca­cy and law reform work, with a par­tic­u­lar focus on address­ing soci­etal and cul­tur­al prac­tices, assump­tions, behav­iours and atti­tudes that con­tribute to vio­lence against women.

Our vision

A future where women and their chil­dren are safe, liv­ing with dig­ni­ty and respect.

Our mis­sion

Pro­vi­sion of legal assis­tance, legal edu­ca­tion, and spe­cialised sup­port ser­vices to women of Kather­ine and the Big Rivers Region with a focus on the reduc­tion of domes­tic, fam­i­ly and sex­u­al violence.

Our val­ues

  • Respect
  • Empa­thy
  • Hon­esty
  • Con­tin­u­ous improvement