The global legal empowerment network fosters learning and collaboration among 2,700 practitioners in 500+ grassroots organizations in 160 countries.
An international campaign with the Open Society Foundations saw over 300 organizations successfully back calls to incorporate justice into the new development goals – bringing about Goal 16, which calls for universal access to justice.
In Kenya, Jordan and The Philippines, Namati has helped give civil society a say in planning national justice targets for the new Sustainable Development Goals.
In Kenya and Bangladesh, paralegals have helped over 5,000 stateless people apply for legal identity documents for the first time – of whom 3,600 already have their documents.
Actively working in 159 communities, community land protection advocates have helped 38 communities to finalize their community by-laws and/or gain official recognition of their land rights, significantly increasing their land tenure security.
In Sierra Leone, Namati and partners have scaled up community paralegal services to 40% of the country. By the end of 2014, paralegals had resolved over 13,000 disputes and grievances.
In Mozambique, paralegals have resolved over 650 breakdowns in health delivery. Mozambique’s Ministry of Health has asked Namati to help develop its next five year strategy.
In Myanmar, paralegals have taken on 2,670 land rights cases affecting over 12,000 farmers and 82,000 acres of land.
On India’s coast, Namati is empowering communities to help enforce environmental protection laws and is pioneering new ways to crowd-source evidence of environmental violations.
From Liberia’s national land policy to Bangladesh’s anti-discrimination legislation, Namati and partners have seen 86 policy changes proposed and adopted.
In Sierra Leone Namati and a coalition successfully advocated for a legal aid law that recognizes the role community paralegals play and calls for a paralegal in every chiefdom.
In Kenya the stalled Legal Aid Bill passed through parliament a month after Namati brought together politicians and justice groups to plan the Sustainable Development Goals.
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