Bending the Arc Toward Social & Environmental Justice

We advance social and environmental justice by building a movement of people who know, use, and shape the law. In several countries where we live and work, Namati and our partners support frontline community leaders to achieve concrete remedies to social and environmental harms by combining the power of law with the power of organizing. Namati also convenes the Legal Empowerment Network, the world’s largest community of grassroots justice defenders, bringing together thousands of organizations and individuals from 170+ countries.

Namati is a Sanskrit word that means “to shape something into a curve.” Martin Luther King Jr. said that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” We call ourselves Namati because we’re dedicated to bending that curve.

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October 18, 2022 | Taylor Raymond