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Citizenship

June 27, 2018

New Paralegal Practitioner’s Guide on Citizenship Rights

by Namati in Citizenship, Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Namati News, Resources & Research

Around the world, 1.1 billion people lack legal identity documentation, such as birth certificates, ID cards, and passports that can help prove their nationality or entitlement to citizenship. Without proof of citizenship, these individuals cannot vote, access health care, or go to school. Some are even left stateless or at risk of becoming so. Citizenship is…

April 27, 2018

Join a Learning Exchange on Citizenship Rights

by Namati in Citizenship, Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Network Dispatch, 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…

January 12, 2018

TED Talk: How to Put the Power of Law in People’s Hands

by Namati in Citizenship, Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Environment, General, Multimedia

In August, Namati’s CEO and founder, Vivek Maru, spoke about the global epidemic of injustice from the TEDGlobal stage in Arusha — and proposed a way to fight it together. TED has now added the video recording of the talk to their website. Within four days, almost half a million people from around the world had…

June 19, 2017

Nationality Rights of the Nubian Child – Namati and Partners Submit a Policy Brief to ACERWC

by Namati in Citizenship

On March 22, 2011, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) found Kenya to be in violation of the African Children’s Rights Charter. The case and verdict were based on the discriminatory rules and practices applied to Nubian children that denied them formal recognition of their Kenyan nationality. Without…

November 6, 2015

Justice & Identity in Kibera

by Paul McCann in Citizenship

Kibera, reputedly Africa’s largest informal settlement, is not an easy place to find your way around. In this story and photo gallery Namati’s partner, the Nubian Rights Forum, introduce us to the crowded lanes that are home to their community. We meet some of their clients, Kenyan Nubians struggling with a discriminatory system that makes it…

April 27, 2015

Doing legal empowerment differently: learning from pro-poor litigation in Bangladesh

by Tam O'Neil, Craig Valters and Cynthia Farid, Overseas Development Institute in Citizenship

This report on pro-poor litigation in Bangladesh from ODI features the work of Namati’s parter the Council of Minorities. Originally published at ODI.org – and you can download the report direct from ODI here. This case study is part of the Overseas Development Institute’s (ODI’s) work on the politics and governance of public goods and services in…

February 24, 2015

UNHCR Features Paralegals and Citizenship in Bangladesh

by UNHCR in Citizenship

How a Bangladesh court ruling changed the lives of more than 300,000 stateless people. Bangladesh features as one of seven case studies from Asia, Europe and Latin America in the first of a series of UNHCR Good Practices Papers released on Monday. The first one of these, “Resolving Existing Major Situations of Statelessness,” corresponds to the…

January 14, 2015

At Work with the Paralegals of Bangladesh

by Bremen Donovan in Citizenship

A citizenship sea change for the Urdu-speaking minority in Bangladesh By Bremen Donovan On a normal day, fourteen years ago, Farzana Naz was six months pregnant. Her husband left for work and never returned. Farzana was left to raise two children on her own. She was not much older than a child herself. Today, I…

January 13, 2015

Community Paralegals and the Legal Empowerment Approach to Statelessness

by Laura Goodwin in Citizenship

Community Paralegals and the Legal Empowerment Approach to Statelessness Mohammad Javed is an Urdu-speaking entrepreneur living in the middle of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Looking to grow his business, Mohammad decided to travel to India to start importing spare auto-rickshaw parts for his own repairs and to sell to others. Yet Mohammad was…

November 18, 2014

What does it mean to be Stateless?

by The BBC in Citizenship

Conflict in the Middle East adds a new, complicating, factor to the phenomenon of Statelessness, reports the BBC.  

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