Network Dispatch

December 29, 2015

Putting the Law in People’s Hands

by Caitlin Sislin in Network Dispatch

Dear Friends, Law is supposed to be a sacred thread: that ties us together and protects each one of us. But for billions of people around the world the law is broken. It’s an abstraction, or a threat, or a really bad joke. Namati works to place the power of law in the hands of people. In…

December 18, 2015

Bringing the Law to Life

by Caitlin Sislin in Network Dispatch

Dear Friends, Around the world, grassroots community paralegals are squeezing justice out of broken systems: restoring running water to health facilities, obtaining birth certificates for children born into historically stateless communities, preventing land grabs, ending unlawful pollution. This is the work of Namati – putting the power of the law in the hands of the people….

October 20, 2015

Get Connected! A new platform for learning and sharing

by Tobias Eigen in Network Dispatch

Dear Friends, The Global Legal Empowerment Network is made up of hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals. Each of us is dedicated to building a movement for grassroots justice. We recently launched a dynamic new online space for holding discussions, finding partners, joining learning exchanges, and seeking advice on funding and other opportunities. Think of it as Facebook…

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…

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