Public Relations Officer
Atupele Masanjala holds an LLB (Hons) from The University of Malawi and was admitted to practice in the Malawi Bar in 2018. She has experience as a legal practitioner in private practice and in a corporate environment both of which have seen her acquire knowledge in employment law, commercial law, and property law.
Atupele is currently serving as the Public Relations Officer for Women Lawyers Association and looks forward to using her role to raise the social media profile of WLA beyond the spheres of the legal profession. She is passionate about the advancement of women and children’s rights and is particularly interested in disability rights.
An accountant with over 3 years’ experience working in local and international organizations.
She has expertise in auditing, tax, financial reporting and business management. In her current role as an Accounts Officer Trinity prepares all WLA accounting work, oversees grants management analysis and plays a lead role in preparation of audited financial statements, tax returns, financial reports and grant-related reports.
Talumba Msiska studied a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Hons) at The Catholic University of Malawi. During her studies, she worked as a legal intern at private law firms where her main emphasis was protecting the private rights of individuals from all walks of life. While well-versed in many areas of the law, her practice primarily focuses on social Justice and the protection of civil liberties, with a particular focus on women’s rights. In 2021, she joined the Women Lawyers Association of Malawi as a paralegal under the Open Initiative for Southern Africa project; End Sexual Harassment in Public Institutions. Talumba Msiska also worked as a Paralegal at the Gender and Justice Unit.
Sara Phoso is a paralegal who has found her calling in advocacy for child rights and criminal justice. At Women Lawyers’ Association, Sara offers legal assistance through research, case management and trial support especially for cases of violation of women’s and children’s rights. Before joining the WLA team, Sara worked with Malawi Law Commission; doing research for Law Reforms and Law Development. Sara also worked with the Ministry if Justice and Constitutional Affairs (under the Directorate of Public Prosecution); as a legal assistant, and research for prosecution of crimes.
Fueling her passion for child rights, Sara has earned a certificate in Child Protection: Children’s Rights in Theory and Practice offered by HavardX, an online learning initiative of Havard University, as well as completion of studies for an LLB with the Catholic University of Malawi.