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March 11, 2017

Financing Justice – an article by Namati’s CEO in Foreign Policy

by Namati in General, Namati News

  The law should be accessible to everyone. The international community agreed to this when they adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but the funding needed to make it a reality has not materialized. With authoritarianism on the rise worldwide, finding a solution to the funding gap is now more critical than ever. Namati’s CEO,…

February 1, 2017

Launching the “Resisting Injustice” Blog Series

by Namati in Namati News, Resisting Injustice Blog Series Womens March

It’s been hard to watch the news recently. With the growing refugee crisis, rise of populism, increase in vigilante justice, and birth of “alternative facts”, the legal empowerment community is facing huge challenges all around the world. Key allies who have helped support and finance access to justice seem to be turning away. But we…

August 1, 2016

Groundtruthing Environmental Violations in Chhattisgarh, India

by Krithika Dinesh in Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Environment, Namati News

Namati and the Centre for Policy Research are pleased to release the second report in their series on community-led groundtruthing exercises in India. The report, Closing the Enforcement Gap: Groundtruthing of Environmental Violations in Sarguja, Chhattisgarh, outlines how representatives from three villages in the state of Chhattisgrah in central India used the process of groundtruthing to establish that the…

August 1, 2016

Streamlining Institutions to Restore Land and Justice to Farmers in Myanmar

by Namati in Land & Natural Resources, Namati News, Resources & Research

A new policy brief has been released emphasizing the need for the Myanmar government to put in place simple, transparent mechanisms to ensure that land and justice is restored to farmers who were dispossessed of their livelihoods without due process or compensation.  According to the Parliamentary Land Investigation Committee, more than 500,000 acres of land in Myanmar…

April 11, 2016

2016 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship – Namati and the Global Network named as recipients

by Namati in Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Namati News

We are pleased to announce that Namati and the Global Legal Empowerment Network are among the recipients of the 2016 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. According to the Skoll Foundation, the award is presented to leaders or organizations that are disrupting the status quo, driving large-scale “equilibrium” change, and are poised to create even greater…

April 5, 2016

Gendered aspects of land rights in Myanmar: Evidence from paralegal casework

by Namati in Land & Natural Resources, Namati News, Resources & Research, Women

Namati has published a new policy brief on the gendered aspects of land rights. It is our hope that Myanmar’s national reforms and the implementation of the country’s new National Land Use Policy can grow from the lived experience of ordinary Myanmar citizens. Namati and our partners assist farmers in Myanmar to claim their land…

October 6, 2015

Justice in the Global Development Goals – We Won!

by Namati in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News, Network Dispatch, Post-2015 Agenda

    Last week our community won a historic victory. Justice is in the new global development goals.  The original Millennium Development Goals, issued in 2000, were laudable, but they left out law and justice altogether. Our community came together to argue that justice should be at the heart of development. Many officials said this…

June 15, 2015

Report: CZMAs and Coastal Environments

by Manju Menon in Environment, Namati News, Resources & Research

Namati’s Environmental Justice Program and its Indian partner, the Centre for Policy Research, have completed a three year study of India’s Coastal Zone Management Authorities. The report highlights weaknesses in the functioning of India’s oldest and most important environmental protection system. Coastal Zone Management Authorities (CZMAs) were first constituted in all coastal states of India in 1998. This…

June 3, 2015

Spring 2015 Program Update: Realizing the Right to Health

by Ellie Feinglass in Health, Namati News

Namati’s right to health program aims to improve quality of and access to basic health services using a combination of methods including greater literacy of health care and health policy, facilitated clinic-community dialogue, and pursuit of legal and administrative remedies for breaches of policy or health-related rights. We have been engaged in this work in collaboration with…

June 2, 2015

Vivek Maru discusses activism and the legal empowerment movement

by Namati in Namati News

Vivek Maru, CEO and founder of Namati, sits down with Arch Street Press’s Managing Editor, Robert Rimm, to discuss his and Namati’s experience training paralegals to represent communities fighting for the land of their families. Vivek’s spirit of activism is rooted in his days as a college student writing about Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr….

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