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Escuchar, reconocer y comprender para transformar. Lineamentos metodológicos: una guía para las comunidades

Comisión de la Verdad, Dejusticia,

Esta cartilla busca contribuir al entendimiento y la difusión de los lineamientos metodológicos de la Comisión de la Verdad en los territorios a través de un resumen esquemático de su contenido. La cartilla consta de dos partes que buscan explicar los fundamentos y los procesos que guiarán a la Comisión en los próximos tres años…

LGBTI – La salud un derecho de todxs: derechos LGBTI en los ámbitos de salud

100% Diversidad y Derechos,

Si este Cuadernillo llegó a tus manos, esperamos que al leerlo puedas encontrar información, ideas, reflexiones y preguntas que te permitan a vos o a quien lo necesite acceder y defender su derecho a la salud. Esperamos que les permita a vos, a un/a amigo o amiga, compañero/a de trabajo, efector/a o usuario/a de servicios…

Trabalhadoras domésticas remunderadas durante a pandemia do coronavirus: guia orientador

Care Internacional, Federação Nacional das Trabalhadoras Domésticas (Fenatrad), Themis – Gênero Justiça e Direitos Humanos,

Este guia tem o objetivo de informar, de maneira simples e direta, as trabalhadoras domésticas sobre seus direitos trabalhistas e previdenciários neste momento de pandemia pelo Coronavírus. Não tem a intenção de ser um documento conclusivo, mas apenas um orientador das possibilidades legais que se apresentam neste momento excepcional. Pretende auxiliar na disseminação de informações,…

Proyecto de Ley para el sector de pesca artesanal de pequeña escala

CoopeSoliDar R.L., Vivienne Solís Rivera, German Pochet Ballester,

CoopeSoliDar R.L. ha tratado siempre de llevar información sencilla y clara sobre los temas de mayor importancia para las comunidades humanas que viven y dependen de los recursos naturales. El documento pretende que todos los pescadores y pescadoras de pequeña escala puedan tener la información sobre un proyecto que busca ayudarlos. Que puedan leer el…

Módulo III: Gobernanza y democracia interna

Fundación Microjusticia Bolivia,

La actual Constitución Política del Estado y la promulgación de nuevas leyes plantean transformaciones estructurales de gran importancia para todos los bolivianos. Una de estas es la implementación del nuevo sistema de planificación integral del Estado que determina una nueva forma de elaboración y presentación de planes de desarrollo económico y social a corto, mediano…

Módulo II: Personalidad jurídica y derechos indígena originario campesinos

Fundación Microjusticia Bolivia,

La primera parte de este manual tiene el objetivo de contribuir al empoderamiento jurídico y político de los miembros y autoridades de las comunidades Indígena Originario Campesinos (IOC), a partir del fortalecimiento de sus conocimientos para que por sí mismos puedan construir sus normas internas (Estatuto Orgánico y Reglamento Interno) y por ende gestionar sus…

Módulo I: Derecho a la identidad, ciudadanía y participación democrática

Fundación Microjusticia Bolivia,

El objetivo del manual es contribuir en el empoderamiento jurídico y político de los miembros y autoridades originarias y que los mismos puedan ejercer sus derechos civiles e indígenas y participar en los procesos de toma de decisiones. Por medio de esta herramienta se proporciona a las autoridades de las comunidades información con la cual…

Participando en la gestión municipal

Fundación Solidaridad,

“Participando en la Gestión Municipal” aborda las diferentes temáticas relacionadas con la participación ciudadana en la gestión de los gobiernos locales. Esta Cartilla Educativa recoge los mecanismos de participación ciudadana instituidos en la Ley 176-07 del Distrito Nacional y los Municipios y en la Constitución de la República Dominicana, proclamada el 26 de enero de…

Governing ID: A Framework for Evaluation of Digital Identity

CIS India,

As governments implement new and foundational digital identification systems (Digital ID), or modernize existing ID programs, there is an urgent need for more research and discussion about appropriate uses of Digital ID systems. This framework provides tests, which can be used to evaluate the governance of Digital ID across jurisdictions, as well as determine whether…

Protecção das Populações Chave – Papel da Polícia e do Paralegal

Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (FDC), NAMATI MOÇAMBIQUE,

Esta brochura, elaborada no âmbito da parceria entre a Namati e a FDC, tem como objectivo divulgar os direitos das trabalhadoras de sexo e dos homens que fazem sexo com homens em face da actuação da polícia, no atendimento, nas buscas e na detenção; as violações comuns a que este grupo é sujeito e os…

5 Lessons Learned From Applying a Legal Empowerment Approach to Community Land Protection in Sierra Leone

Posted by Hassan Sesay in Community Land Protection, Land & Natural Resources

The Namati team in Sierra Leone is engaged in an ongoing effort to discover sustainable measures for community ownership, management, and administration of land and natural resources throughout the country. To this end, we have taken on a new project: the application of a legal empowerment approach to community land protection. Land administration in Sierra…

How a Coastal Violation is Leading to a Small Revolution in Karnataka

Posted by Vinod Patgar in Environment

The following blog by CPR-Namati Enviro-Legal Coordinator, Vinod Patgar, originally appeared on myLaw.net. Baad, a village near my village of Kagal in coastal Karnataka, hosts a fair every year at the Shri Kanchika Parameshwari temple. As children, the joy of going to this fair was unparalleled. During the fair, the yakshagana, a folk dance, used…

Groundtruthing – A Journey from Law to Environmental Justice

Posted by Vivek Trivedi in General

“The community actually said that the ‘air is so bad and the water is so bad that we can neither cook nor make tea.’” This line, sobering in its daily reality, was delivered at a recent webinar entitled Building Evidence for Justice – Groundtruthing Environmental Compliance, by Kanchi Kohli, Legal Research Director at the CPR-Namati…

Bringing Law to Life: Paralegal Interventions in Natural Resource Exploitation

Posted by Sonkita Conteh in Community Paralegals, Land & Natural Resources

Introduction When a diamond mining company closed its operations in Mofuwe Village, in the south of Sierra Leone, it left behind three mined-out pits the size of several football pitches, a collapsed bridge, a blocked stream and an uncompleted community school building. It was as if the villagers woke up one morning and the company…

New book on protecting community lands and resources in Africa from Namati and Natural Justice

Posted by Marena Brinkhurst in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Land & Natural Resources, Resources & Research

In 2013, a group of 20 expert advocates from across Africa gathered for a three-day symposium to share experiences and practical strategies for effectively supporting communities to protect their lands and natural resources. The symposium illuminated many similarities between the types of threats to communities’ land and natural resource claims, as well as underlying factors that drive and exacerbate…

Myanmar faces fresh hurdle in land rights and justice

Posted by Caitlin Pierce in Land & Natural Resources

Download Namati’s report Returns of Grabbed Land in Myanmar: Progress After Two Years (in English or Burmese) UMyint Tun was working in his field in Sagaing when four officers pulled up in a military jeep with the bad news: his land now belonged to the government. He could no longer farm it. This was April…

The Sea, the Law and Salt

Posted by Vimal Kalavadiya and Bharat Patel in Environment

How we used the law to reclaim the inter-tidal area at Bavdi Bander, Gujarat, India The Kutch district in Gujarat, one of the largest in India, has a coastline of 405 kilometers and inter-tidal area of about 200 kilometers. For generations, communities in the district have engaged in agriculture, pottery, animal husbandry, weaving, fishing, and…

Talking Health Rights

Posted by Paul McCann in Health

Cacilda Fumo is one of Namati’s health advocates – a compassionate champion of patient rights. At the 1st of May Health Center in Maputo, Mozambique, where HIV and TB patients seek treatment from an over-stretched public health service, she is a regular presence – explaining to people not only how they can stay healthy, but what they can expect…

OpEd: A Citizenship Sea-Change in Bangladesh

Posted by Bremen Donovan in Citizenship

The Daily Star in Bangladesh printed an OpEd by Namati’s friend Bremen Donovan to coincide with a conference on Statelessness attended by Namati and its partner the Council of Minorities. It is one of the first times the wider Bengali public have been exposed to the work of paralegals from the Urdu-speaking community. The OpED…