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September 23, 2019

Namati’s Accelerated Action for Justice: Building a movement for legal empowerment

by Vivek Trivedi in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Global Legal Empowerment Network

When the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted, 193 countries made a commitment: to provide access to justice for all. But for years, progress has been slow, and grassroots justice organizations remain underfunded and under threat. 5.1 billion people –  two thirds of the population – cannot meaningfully access justice. Over the last 10 years,…

July 15, 2019

Meet the Winners of the 2019 Grassroots Justice Prize

by Namati in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 Grassroots Justice Prize, the world’s only award that recognizes great deeds in legal empowerment. Nearly 200 organizations applied for this global prize. An eminent panel of judges awarded three groups – Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (Bangladesh), City Life/Vida Urbana (United States), and NIRMAN…

July 1, 2019

Cast Your Vote for the 2019 Grassroots Justice Prize

by Namati in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News, Opportunities

Who Will You Choose to Win the Grassroots Justice Prize?   The biennial Grassroots Justice Prize is the world’s only competition recognizing grassroots organizations and institutions that are working to put the power of law into people’s hands. And now you have the chance to choose one of the winners!  Our panel of judges shortlisted five…

July 1, 2019

Apply now for the 2019 Legal Empowerment Leadership Course

by Namati in Community Paralegals, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News, Opportunities

This December, we’re bringing together 60 inspiring voices for the fifth annual Legal Empowerment Leadership Course (LELC) at Budapest’s Central European University. The course is an opportunity to learn from first-rate faculty, tackle challenges we face in our work, and grow the movement for legal empowerment together. We want you to be with us! Applications are now open…

May 28, 2019

Annual Survey Results: 5 Things We Learned About Network Members

by Namati in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News

Each year the Global Legal Empowerment Network conducts a survey to take stock of where our movement is and where we need to go. Over 400 Network members from 80 countries took part in this year’s survey. The results are in, and they are revealing. Here are five big takeaways. 1. Our Network is growing…

May 1, 2019

Global Report Hails Legal Empowerment as a Force for Justice

by Namati in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Community Paralegals, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News, Post-2015 Agenda, Resources & Research

Our community fought hard to make justice part of the Sustainable Development Goals. But world governments have not backed their words with action. In many places, injustice is growing and justice systems are getting worse. On our current trajectory, the historic commitment in the SDGs to achieve “access to justice for all” could die as…

January 21, 2019

New brief makes the case to fund and protect justice defenders

by Namati in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Community Paralegals, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News, Post-2015 Agenda, Resources & Research

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” These words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ring true today. Especially when justice defenders themselves are at risk. Today, on MLK Day, Namati and the Justice For All campaign are launching a policy brief that offers recommendations on how governments, donors, and multilateral institutions can finance…

November 27, 2018

What should we get done together in 2019?

by Namati in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Opportunities

As 2018 comes to a close, we are fired-up by what our movement has accomplished this year. The Global Legal Empowerment Network is growing by leaps and bounds, with over 1,700 organizations and 6,000 members part of our borderless movement. While many governments slide towards authoritarianism, Network members in over 150 countries are supporting communities to expand…

September 25, 2018

Help Us Demand Justice For All at the United Nations

by Vivek Maru, Namati CEO in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Post-2015 Agenda

We live in challenging times. While the movement for legal empowerment is stronger than ever, so are the forces working to stymie access to justice across the globe. Today, we have a unique opportunity to change that, by making justice for all a central issue for world leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly. We…

July 28, 2018

Our Community is Taking Action: An Update on the Global Legal Empowerment Network

by Namati in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News

2018 has been a busy year for our community. The Global Legal Empowerment Network is growing and deepening on many fronts. Since January, nearly a thousand new members have joined the Network, representing almost 20% growth in membership this year. Together, on every continent, we are taking on some of the most pressing justice issues…