The Legal Empowerment Network is unlike any other network. For me personally, and for my colleagues at the Legal Aid Society, it’s been a source of inspiration and it’s constantly educated us. I can’t think of another platform that brings together so many regional movements and organizations. …You feel like you are part of a bigger global movement. You’re part of a global tribe.
Legal Aid Society, Pakistan
The reality of our work is that pushing for our rights and communities’ rights can be extremely draining. If we do not have lessons to learn from, it is very easy to throw in the towel. The Legal Empowerment Network has really been helpful to act as a motivator…to see that people are facing the same challenges in different parts of the globe. It gives you that nudge to keep going.
Natural Justice, Kenya
I’ve been a part of so many movements where I’ve had to be quiet. Where you have to work your way up to a certain level to be heard….But inside of the Legal Empowerment Network, everyone mattered. It almost seemed like the least of us were the ones who mattered the most. It’s been the safest place for me to ask questions but also to share and gain knowledge. It’s like a one-stop shop.
Legal Empowerment Advocacy Hub, USA
The Learning Exchange Program is such a powerful program… I was able to identify a unique perspective of legal empowerment approaches to bring back to my office and add value to my work.
Nondo Nobel Bwami
Asylum Access, Tanzania
[The learning exchange] was absolutely amazing. It helped me develop new ways of thinking of my work and challenges. It has connected me to many new people and networks who can benefit my work. I learned a lot about best practices and got new ideas from fellow participants.
Lawyers for Human Rights, South Africa
Benefits of Membership
By connecting with others and working together, we can grow our impact.
A mobile and email friendly platform lets us connect on issues that affect our work. Discuss problems, share solutions, seek opportunities.
A searchable directly enables you to find and follow network members and organizations. Seek out people specializing in your field, in your region or your country.
We are more effective and creative when we learn from the experiences of others.
Webinars, learning exchanges, an annual legal empowerment leadership course, and more. Gain practical knowledge to improve your grassroots justice efforts.
An online library of 1,500+ free training materials, monitoring and evaluation tools, case management forms, academic research, and more.
Our last network campaign led to the inclusion of “access to justice for all” in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Now we’re building on this win.
Network members across the globe are coming together to demand financing and protection for those working at the grassroots to advance justice. The campaign can be adapted to address the needs in your country.