WOLAT (WIDOWERS, WIDOWS AND ORPHANS LEGAL ASSISTANCEIN TANZANIA is a voluntary Non-Governmental Organisation registered under the laws of Tanzania since 2007. The specific objective of WOLAT is extending legal aid to Widowers, Widows, Orphans and the general public. It offers legal aid to low income individuals and disadvantaged groups in Tanzania who cannot afford the expensive channels of legal representation.
WOLAT is geared at sensitization and raising legal and human rights awareness to the communities across Tanzania through legal education.
WOLAT was formed, inter alia, to address to the problem of misuse of estates of deceased persons by relatives or unscrupulous administrators. WOLAT plays a vital role in improving access to justice by providing timely legal aid and education through Television, radios, seminars, workshops and to all those who visit WOLAT offices. It also promotes reconciliation to minor disputes between members of the society.