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Transforming Policy into Justice: The Role of Health Advocates in Mozambique

Ellie Feinglass, Nadja Gomes, Vivek Maru,

Despite expanding policy commitments in many poor countries, health care is often a failure at the point of delivery. Lack of information, poor enforcement, and power dynamics prevent those whose rights have been violated from pursuing redress. In Mozambique, grassroots health advocates work to address this gap between policy and reality by blending approaches known…

Advocacy: Justice and the SDGs

TAP Network,

Advocacy: Justice and the SDGs is a toolkit is for civil society, activists, and policy practitioners who are working to promote legal empowerment and access to justice. From now until 2030, governments will be working to achieve the SDGs and Goal 16’s promise to provide “access to justice for all”. The SDGs provide a tactically…

Policy Brief: Streamlining Institutions to Restore Land and Justice to Farmers in Myanmar [Burmese Version]

Namati,

Over 400,000 acres of land in Myanmar, that was taken by the military, government, and private companies between the 1980s and early 2000s, has reportedly been released since 2013. However, this does not mean that the land has been returned to the farmers whose livelihoods were displaced by these land acquisitions. Namati offers this brief…

Policy Brief: Streamlining Institutions to Restore Land and Justice to Farmers in Myanmar

Namati,

Over 400,000 acres of land taken by the military, government, and private companies between the 1980s and early 2000s has reportedly been released since 2013. However, this does not mean that the land has been returned to the farmers whose livelihoods were displaced by these land acquisitions. Namati offers this brief to emphasize the need…

Integrated Development Programme of Women-Cooperatives to Reduce Gender-Based Violence in Nepal

UNICEF, DFID,

Since March 2010, the UK has been supporting this program through Paralegal Committees (PLC). PLCs, a community based mechanism, were initially established in 1999 and since then they have been working on preventing and responding to a wide range of rights violations experienced by both women and children. The program has four components: Awareness raising/legal…

Annual Review of Integrated Development Programme of Women Cooperatives to Reduce Gender Based Violence in Nepal

DFID, UNICEF,

The UK has been supporting Women’s Empowerment and the Promotion of Rights through a Para Legal Committee (PLC) program from March 2010 until August 2013.  Paralegal Committees (PLCs) were initially established in 1999 and have become an important feature in villages and communities, across Nepal, to help prevent and respond to violence against women and…

Report on Indigenous Women and the Lapsset Corridor in Laikipia and Isiolo Counties

Samburu Women Trust, Dr. Sena Kanyinke,

Indigenous Peoples have diverse, often negative experiences with mega-infrastructure projects. For Indigenous Peoples in Laikipia and Isiolo counties, the Lamu-Port-South Sudan-EthiopiaTransport (LAPSSET) Corridor program is one such mega project that may portend good or bad for them. The LAPSSET corridor program is a flagship infrastructure project under Kenya’s Vision 2030. As conceived, the LAPSSET program…

Evaluating the Integration of Legal Support and Health Care in Kenya: Findings from the Second Phase of the Evaluation

Harvard School of Public Health,

This is a report prepared by the Program on International Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health. The Open Society Institute Law and Health Initiative (LAHI) has supported the integration of legal and paralegal services into health care in Kenya since 2006 including post-rape care, health services addressing violence against women, as well as general HIV/AIDS clinical…

The Law’s Majestic Equality? The Distributive Impact of Litigating Social and Economic Rights

Daniel M. Brinks, Varun Gauri,

Optimism about the use of laws, constitutions, and rights to achieve social change has never been higher among practitioners. But the academic literature is skeptical that courts can direct resources toward the poor. This paper develops a nuanced account in which not all courts are the same. Countries and policy areas characterized by judicial decisions…

Proactive, targeted benefits advice for older people in general practice: a feasibility study

D. Toeg, L. Mercer, S. Iliffe, P. Lenihan,

The aim of the present project was to assess a welfare benefits and advice screening programme offered in a systematic and inclusive way to all patients aged 80 years and over registered with a single general practice. The setting was an inner-city National Health Service group practice with a total of seven full-time general practitioners…

Myanmar’s Foray into Deliberative Democracy: Citizen Participation in Resolving Historical Land Grabs

Posted by Namati in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Land & Natural Resources, Namati News, Resources & Research

Namati and a coalition of non-governmental representatives have published a policy brief on the committees tasked with overseeing the investigations of Myanmar’s historical land grab cases. It is hoped the brief will help strengthen the implementation of the committees, making them more responsive to the lived experience of ordinary Myanmar citizens trying to secure their land…

Streamlining Institutions to Restore Land and Justice to Farmers in Myanmar

Posted by Namati in Land & Natural Resources, Namati News, Resources & Research

A new policy brief has been released emphasizing the need for the Myanmar government to put in place simple, transparent mechanisms to ensure that land and justice is restored to farmers who were dispossessed of their livelihoods without due process or compensation.  According to the Parliamentary Land Investigation Committee, more than 500,000 acres of land in Myanmar…