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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…

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…

July 13, 2018

Apply for the World’s Only Legal Empowerment Leadership Course

by Namati in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Opportunities

This December, we’re bringing 60 inspiring voices together at Budapest’s Central European University for the fourth annual Legal Empowerment Leadership Course. This gathering 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 there with us. Applications are now open…

April 27, 2018

Join a Learning Exchange on Citizenship Rights

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

The greatest tool we have to tackle the world’s most pressing justice issues is each other. Sharing successes and challenges can help shape and strengthen our work, and in the process, the whole movement grows. That’s why we’re excited to offer this important opportunity. From October 7 – 19 in Kenya, the Global Legal Empowerment Network…

March 6, 2018

Take the Annual Survey & Help Shape the Direction of our Community

by Namati in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Opportunities

Every year, we ask members and allies of the Global Legal Empowerment Network to set the direction for our community. Please help determine what we take on together by filling out our annual membership survey. Last year, members asked for greater learning opportunities within their regions. We organized in-person exchanges in Latin America and Southeast…

January 11, 2018

Help Choose the Winner of the Grassroots Justice Prize

by Namati in General, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Opportunities the ten finalists for the grassroots justice prize

In November, we launched the second biennial Grassroots Justice Prize competition — the only global competition to recognize the unsung heroes of the legal empowerment movement. Now it is up to you to determine the winner. We have narrowed down the candidates for the competition’s #WalkTogether Prize for Courage to ten organizations that help people…

October 30, 2017

The Grassroots Justice Prize is Back — Apply or Nominate Today!

by Namati in General, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Opportunities

Across the globe, grassroots organizations are combatting injustice by helping people to understand, use, and shape the laws that affect them. Few of them receive the recognition they deserve. We want to change that. In 2015, we launched the world’s first competition to celebrate great deeds in the field of legal empowerment. This year, the…

August 11, 2017

Apply Now for the 3rd Annual Legal Empowerment Leadership Course

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

Deadline to apply: 28 August 2017. Download the application form here. Around the world, more than four billion people are living outside the protection of the law. They are unfairly driven from their land, denied essential services, excluded from society, and intimidated by violence. Legal empowerment is about turning that tide. It’s about enabling people…

October 14, 2016

He Came with Challenges and Left with Solutions

by Michael Otto in Community Paralegals, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Opportunities Bambang at the legal empowerment learning exchange, May 2015.

Bambang Pradityo works for KBH Bogor in Indonesia. KBH Bogor is a legal aid organization that uses paralegals to help local farming communities and labor unions understand and advocate for their rights. Bambang, however, has faced significant challenges in his work. Efforts to build a strong paralegal network were not going well, and finding sustainable funding…