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[Webinar] Kenya’s Huduma Namba: Risks, Responses, and the Fight for Genuine Inclusion

Digital Frontiers Institute, Namati, Nubian Rights Forum,

This webinar draws on experiences in the response to Kenya’s transition to “Huduma Namba” to establish the need to address exclusion in digital transitions, highlight policy recommendations, and inspire greater use of legal empowerment strategies towards inclusive digital identity in practice. Discrimination and other forms of exclusion are major obstacles that leave millions without proof…

LEGAL EMPOWERMENT WITHIN PRIMARY HEALTHCARE DELIVERY

Network Movement for Democracy and Human Rights,

Network Movement for Democracy and Human Rights is a National Non-Governmental Organization with mission to promote human rights and governance issues through training, dialogue, advocacy, lobby, and campaigns to change the mindset of communities and increase their participation in governance so that development and peace can take place. Applying lessons learnt is a key component…

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…

Making the Law Count: Environment Justice Stories on Community Paralegal Work in India (Version 2)

Centre for Policy Research (CPR) - Namati Environmental Justice Program,

Across the world, poor communities bear a disproportionate burden of the environmental cost of development. Harmful projects such as polluting industrial units, municipal disposal sites or mining projects are usually situated close to poor neighborhoods. These communities grapple on a daily basis with environmental impacts which exposes them to toxic contamination, adversely affect their livelihoods…

Justice Policy Series, Part 1: Access to Justice

Open Government Partnership, Joseph Foti, Jessica Hickle, Maha Jweied,

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) provides an opportunity for government and civil society reformers to make government more transparent, participatory, and accountable. Working together, government and civil society co-create two-year action plans with concrete commitments across a broad range of issues that are then monitored by OGP’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM). Until recently, access to…

A Few Interventions and Offerings from Five Movement Lawyers to the Access to Justice Movement

Jennifer Ching, Thomas B. Harvey, Meena Jagannath, Purvi Shah, Blake Strode,

We are five lawyers who occupy very different corners of justice work. We are civil rights, human rights, and criminal defense lawyers, and we have worked at and managed legal services programs. We have taught law at law schools and universities and have built our own organizations. We currently work in interdisciplinary spaces with community…

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…

New Handbook for Environment Justice Practitioners in India

Posted by Namati in Community Paralegals, Environment, Land & Natural Resources, Resources & Research

Handbook on Legal and Administrative Remedies for Community Level Environment Justice Practitioners in India   The Centre for Policy Research-Namati Environmental Justice Program has produced an indispensable new handbook that helps environment justice practitioners in India to identify and use appropriate legal clauses and institutional routes in their work. Environment justice practitioners, or grassroots environment paralegals,…

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…

Justice & Identity in Kibera

Posted by Paul McCann in Citizenship

Kibera, reputedly Africa’s largest informal settlement, is not an easy place to find your way around. In this story and photo gallery Namati’s partner, the Nubian Rights Forum, introduce us to the crowded lanes that are home to their community. We meet some of their clients, Kenyan Nubians struggling with a discriminatory system that makes it…

Ignoring the institutions that can save India’s coastal regions

Posted by Manju Menon, Kanchi Kohli and Meenakshi Kapoor in Environment

Since November 2014 there have been at least four amendments to India’s Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011. In all but one instance, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has emphasised on the “public interest” clause, allowing the dispensation of the requirement of a public notice and seeking citizen’s inputs before the…

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…