Abigail Moy


United States


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Nov 19, 2011

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Jun 19, 2019

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The Case to Fund and Protect Grassroots Justice Defenders

Namati (on behalf of the Justice For All campaign)

This policy brief offers recommendations for policymakers, donors, and multilateral institutions on how to finance and protect the grassroots justice defenders who provide essential legal support to communities. In every region of the world, these champions of legal empowerment—who mostly hail from civil society—are helping people to know, use, and shape the law. Grassroots justice...

A Global Legal Empowerment Network: Learning from Others, Growing the Movement

Abigail Moy

In 2008, the United Nations High Commission on Legal Empowerment for the Poor proposed global priorities aimed at ensuring legal protection and opportunity for all. Among its recommendations, the Commission called on multilateral agencies, foundations, grassroots movements, and civil society organizations to form a global forum and virtual arena for legal empowerment. The report also...

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Why a Global Network?

Why is a network needed? When someone starts a health program—a rural hospital, for example—there is a wealth of resources from which to draw: treatment protocols, primary health worker manuals, detailed research findings on which strategies are most effective in which contexts. Legal empowerment lacks an analogous global discourse. Many legal empowerment programs work in…

Posted October 8, 2014
Indigenous Community Seeks International Support in Effort to Protect Ecuadorian Amazon

The Sani Isla Kichwa community is struggling to protect their ancestral land as the Ecuadorian government considers a plan to open up 4 million hectares of jungle to oil speculation and drilling. Answer a call to action now.

Posted January 25, 2013
Huffington Post features African Voices of Legal Empowerment

Namati board member Chi Mgbako highlights our new multimedia series and explains the critical role paralegals play in making justice a lived reality for Africa’s poorest. She also calls for increased recognition of community paralegals by governments in Africa and around world.

Posted January 10, 2013
Kampala Declaration Calls for Support for Community Paralegals

Namati’s Abigail Moy discusses the Kampala Declaration and the recognition of paralegals in legal aid legislation across Africa.

Posted August 28, 2012
Employment Opportunity: Justice for the Poor Consultant

The Justice for the Poor program in the World Bank is seeking an extended-term consultant to contribute to enhancement of the quality of World Bank justice reform projects.

Posted August 14, 2012
50 African Organizations Adopt Kampala Declaration on Community Paralegals

The Kampala Declaration on Community Paralegals, issued today, reflects a new push to seek wider government recognition of the role of paralegals in resolving conflict, supporting access to state services, and fighting corruption. More than fifty organizations from twenty African countries are urging governments to strengthen access to justice and accountability across the continent by embracing the potential of community paralegals.

Posted July 26, 2012
Sierra Leone TV Show Aims to Educate Women about Legal Rights

A new TV show in Sierra Leone aims to educate women about their legal rights by dramatizing common grievances and unjust practices.

Posted July 12, 2012
Report Launch: Protecting Community Lands and Resources

This report presents the results of a two year study on community land titling – a potential solution to the global land grab. The study uncovered an effective and cost-efficient process to help rural communities work together to document and protect their lands and natural resources. The report is produced by Namati, IDLO, SDI (Liberia), CTV (Mozambique), and LEMU (Uganda).

Posted June 28, 2012
Rwandan court judgements lag in implementation, study finds

Despite having mediatoA study conducted by the Legal Aid Forum (LAF) in Rwanda, has indicated that enforcement of court judgments is still a problem and the implementation rated low despite the judicial reforms. Among the cases surveyed, claimants have to wait longer than the legal 3 months for enforcement of their judgments, and many enforcement agents are not sufficiently competent to play their role.

Posted June 13, 2012
Introducing Namati

Welcome! Namati strives to foster dialogue, knowledge-sharing and, ultimately, a movement for legal empowerment worldwide.  Our Global Legal Empowerment Network will provide a platform for practitioners to share resources and experiences, including research, training materials, monitoring and evaluation tools, case management systems, and advocacy strategies.  In the coming weeks, we will be working on developing…

Posted January 5, 2012

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