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Building Power,
Deepening Democracy

We advance social and environmental justice by building a movement of people who know, use, and shape the law.

 

 

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More than half the world’s population lack meaningful access to justice. They are driven from their land, denied basic services, and intimidated by violence.

For 10 years, Namati, the Grassroots Justice Network and our partners have supported frontline community members, like those featured in this video, to achieve concrete remedies and systemic change, directly improving the lives and wellbeing of over 1.5 million people. You can read about some of our major achievements in this report, and hear directly from a few of the inspiring people leading the movement for grassroots justice.

 

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Our First Decade at a Glance

Read about some of our major achievements over the past 10 years, and hear directly from a few of the inspiring people leading the movement for grassroots justice.

an animated GIF that fades in various people involved with Namati and the group's work around the world—a smiling woman in a colorful dress holding papers, another woman in a blue dress smiling, another woman with braids looking at the camera, a person in a ball cap and white shirt walking, a person in a dress bending over planting, a smiling man in a brown buttoned up shirt, another smiling woman, and a woman running and smiling with a child

The Grassroots Justice Network, convened by Namati, brings justice defenders together to connect, learn and act. We make grassroots justice a reality by putting the power of law in the hands of people.

The Injustices We Address

Members of the Grassroots Justice Network are tackling a wide range of justice challenges around the world. Namati works in close partnership with some of these members to take on three urgent issues in six countries.

Health
Justice

Many countries today have progressive healthcare policies. The failure is often at the point of delivery: patients are treated abusively, drugs are missing, or there is no privacy during medical visits. The health and lives of millions of people are at risk.


Where we work: Mozambique

Land & Environmental Justice

Mining, agribusiness, industrial development, and other private and public projects are damaging the environment and endangering the livelihoods of local communities across the globe.


Where we work: India, Kenya, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, USA

Citizenship
Justice

Over 1 billion people worldwide lack legal identity documentation. Without an ID, they cannot apply for a job, receive a bank loan, or access healthcare. They are excluded from society and trapped in a cycle of poverty.


Where we work: Kenya

Growing the global movement for grassroots land and environmental justice

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