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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.

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.

Namati video

“The 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 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

2021 Impact Report

Throughout 2021, Namati and our partners in six countries supported affected communities to remedy injustices and bring about changes to entire systems.

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2021 Network Impact Report

On a September evening in 2021, in front of 30,000 people in Central Park, in New York City, leaders from Namati, the Fund for Global Human Rights, and the Mott Foundation walked onto the Global Citizen Live stage to launch the world’s first Legal Empowerment Fund (LEF).

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News, Blogs & Stories

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Sierra Leone passes globally unprecedented legislation related to climate and the environment

Freetown, August 8, 2022 – Sierra Leone’s Parliament has passed two groundbreaking bills that transform communities’ ability to protect their land rights and the environment. The new legislation serves as a model for the rest of the world. Passed by unanimous votes, the Customary Land Rights and National Land Commission Acts will, among other things:...

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Advocacy & Systemic Change

2021 Impact Report - Now Available

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Legal Empowerment Network

Defending justice in Ukraine

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Health

The Impact of Toilets in Health Facilities: A Patient's Story

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Advocacy & Systemic Change

We did it! The COVID-19 Grassroots Justice Fund has distributed $1 million to 60 grantees

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Advocacy & Systemic Change

Documentary: Lifting a Curse

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Citizenship

Video: Namati Kenya Honored with the 2021 Global Pluralism Award

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