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Power of Law
in People’s Hands

We advance justice by equipping people to
know, use, and shape the laws
that affect them.

Legal Empowerment in Action

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.

In this five-minute video, discover how paralegals and communities are working together to tackle urgent justice challenges in Mozambique, Myanmar, and around the world.

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“The Global Legal Empowerment Network has been of great help as it has exposed me to a lot of things such as information, ideas, other organizations, and so on. I can get access to almost any kind of information or assistance I need to improve my work and better serve my community.” 

Swaleh Elbusaidy

Save Lamu, Kenya

The Injustices We Address

Members of the Global Legal Empowerment 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

The Impact We've Made

In 2018, community paralegals working with Namati and our partners directly supported 19,000+ individuals to address injustices. Together, we achieved remedies that directly improved the lives of 350,000+ people. And policy improvements that affected millions more.

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The Impact We've Made

Namati convenes the Global Legal Empowerment Network—the world’s largest community of grassroots justice practitioners. In 2018, our membership grew to over 6,000 individuals and 1,500 groups from 167 countries.

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Digital IDs Make Systemic Bias Worse

Over 5 million Kenyans from various minority groups have to go through discriminatory processes to get ID cards. This essay in WIRED is on how a marginalized community equipped with the power of law fought back against an exclusionary digital identity system in Kenya and won. The case was not…

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Community Land Protection

A Historic Step Towards Securing Community Land Rights in Kenya

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Meet the Winners of the 2019 Grassroots Justice Prize

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Biting the Dust: How community action stopped a polluting refinery

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