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Global Legal Empowerment Network

November 27, 2018

What should we get done together in 2019?

by Namati in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Network Dispatch

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 28, 2018

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

by Namati in Global Legal Empowerment Network

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…

July 25, 2018

Interview with Kav LaOved: Winner of the Grassroots Justice Prize in the #WalkTogether Prize for Courage Category

by Namati in Global Legal Empowerment Network

The biennial Grassroots Justice Prize competition recognizes grassroots organizations and institutions, large and small, across the globe, that are working to put the power of law in people’s hands. The Grassroots Justice Prize is brought to you by the Global Legal Empowerment Network in collaboration with Namati, The Elders, Walk Together, UNDP, and World Justice…

July 18, 2018

On Mandela’s 100th birthday, we must continue his long walk to freedom

by Vivek Maru in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News statue of Nelson Mandela

Today is the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Madiba was a beacon for social justice — his activism paved the way for some of the world’s earliest community paralegals, who emerged in the 1950s to assist black South Africans with navigating and resisting codes of apartheid. I write to you from Johannesburg, with my…

June 21, 2018

The Network Has Spoken – Results of the Annual Survey

by Namati in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Network Dispatch

In February, the Global Legal Empowerment Network took part in an annual survey to assess where our movement is at and where we need to go. The results are in, and they tell us a lot. We are an extraordinary global community—representing over 150 countries. We are united by a common purpose: putting the power of law…

May 10, 2018

Op-ed: The World Bank shouldn’t hide when it funds projects that harm communities – Washington Post

by Namati in Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, General, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News

In this essay in the Washington Post, Namati’s CEO, Vivek Maru, makes the case for why the World Bank should not hide when it funds projects that harm communities. Instead, these institutions should make investments more accountable to the people they were set up to help. The Global Legal Empowerment Network is having rich discussions…

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…

March 6, 2018

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

by Namati in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Network Dispatch

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…

February 21, 2018

Announcing the Winners of the Grassroots Justice Prize

by Namati in Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Global Legal Empowerment Network the ten finalists for the grassroots justice prize

On World Social Justice Day, Namati and the Global Legal Empowerment Network came together with justice defenders from around the world to announce and celebrate the winners of the biennial Grassroots Justice Prize. We first launched the competition in 2015 to shine a spotlight on great deeds in the field of legal empowerment. In 2017,…

February 21, 2018

Justice For All Campaign Launches on World Social Justice Day

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

In 2015, 193 countries agreed to make “access to justice for all” one of the goals for achieving sustainable development by 2030. This marked a huge shift in global thinking. But that thinking has not been matched by action. When the 17 goals were announced, most were accompanied by major financial commitments: $956 million from…

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