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Myanmar National Paralegal Network: A report on its inception and launch

Myanmar National Paralegal Network, Namati,

This report summarizes the building and launch of the Myanmar National Paralegal Network. Each Network Working Group completed their respective section and Namati edited these for clarity and publication. An Myanmar language version of this report can be found here.

Myanmar National Paralegal Network: A report on its inception and launch (Myanmar language)

Myanmar National Paralegal Network, Namati,

This report in Myanmar langugae summarizes the building and launch of the Myanmar National Paralegal Network. Each Network Working Group completed their respective section and Namati edited these for clarity and publication. An English version of this report can be found here.

Negotiating Property Institutions: On The Symbiosis Of Property And Authority In Africa

Christian Lund,

The author argues for a broad approach to property and the processes of its recognition. Property is never more certain and secure than the processes of its recognition allow, and it is, in principle, always at stake. Furthermore, the institutions that sanction property rights are equally at stake, in particular in situations of institutional pluralism….

WaterLex Toolkit

WaterLex,

The WaterLex Toolkit aims at assisting development practitioners in effectively contributing to the realization of the human right to water and sanitation in the country of intervention. It provides a methodology and associated tools to assist bilateral and multilateral cooperation agencies and NGOs in the development of strategies and projects integrating human rights standards and principles and positively…

Thirsting for Justice: Transparency and Poor People’s Struggle for Clean Water in Indonesia, Mongolia and Thailand 

The Access Initiative, World Resources Institute,

This resource from The Access Initiative (TAI) and World’s Resource Institute (WRI’s) is called Thirsting for Justice, Transparency and Poor People’s Struggle for Clean Water in Indonesia, Mongolia and Thailand. This publication looks at the right to information and access to clean water. The report reveals that, like many Asian countries, the governments of Indonesia, Mongolia and…

A Toolkit for Reporting to CEDAW on Trafficking in Women and Exploitation of Migrant Women Workers

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women,

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is an international human rights treaty which aims to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and to promote equal rights between men and women worldwide. CEDAW is of great significance to trafficking in women and the exploitation of migrant women workers…

Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights: Understanding How Leadership can Create Sustainable Change that Promotes Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

Oxfam,

As part of its commitments to promoting gender justice, Oxfam invests in an approach called ‘Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights’ (TLWR). Transformative leadership for women’s rights is an unfamiliar term for many of our staff and partners. This guide explores what transformative leadership for women’s rights means, and how it links to women’s rights and…

Women 2000 and Beyond: Women, Nationality and Citizenship

UN Division for the Advancement of Women,

This issue of Women 2000 and Beyond considers discrimination against women in nationality laws. It examines laws that differentiate between women and men in the acquisition and retention of nationality, as well as in relation to the nationality of their children, highlighting the legal and practical disadvantages such laws cause.  

Migrant Workers’ Access to Justice at Home: Nepal

Open Society Foundation, Tifa Foundation,

Every month, nearly 16,000 Nepalis travel to the Gulf States for temporary work, and thousands more go to other countries in the Middle East. Much attention has been directed to the exploitation of low-wage migrant workers in the Middle East, where harms are commonplace and severe, and access to justice is limited. But the story…

Migrant Workers’ Access to Justice at Home: Nepal (Nepali)

Open Society Foundation, Tifa Foundation,

Every month, nearly 16,000 Nepalis travel to the Gulf States for temporary work, and thousands more go to other countries in the Middle East. Much attention has been directed to the exploitation of low-wage migrant workers in the Middle East, where harms are commonplace and severe, and access to justice is limited. But the story…

Saving Sangam from Mining

Posted by Vijay Rathod in Environment

The following post originally appeared on India Water Portal. There was illegal mining in the Triveni Sangam and I could not believe my eyes. Who could do something like this? The sangam, or confluence of rivers, in the Gujarat district of India, has a special place in my mind as I had grown up visiting…

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 / Grassroots Legal Advocates, 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 Governance, 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…

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