December 22, 2016

How One Experience in Bangladesh Advanced Women’s Rights Work in Myanmar

by Nant Thi Thi Oo in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Women

The following is a blog by Nant Thi Thi Oo, a data entry associate with Namati’s program in Myanmar.    In November 2015, I had the chance to participate in a learning exchange hosted by Namati and the Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers Association (BNWLA). I was very grateful to be selected to go. The exchange focused…

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…

January 29, 2015

Action on Myanmar’s National Land Use Policy

by Laura Goodwin in Land & Natural Resources, Opportunities, Women

The Myanmar government recently released a draft National Land Use Policy for public consultation and comment. This policy is envisioned to be a framework to guide the development of a National Land Use Law during 2015 and the harmonization of the many existing land-related laws in Myanmar. The draft National Land Use Policy can be…

October 1, 2014

Training Sex Workers as Paralegals

by Namati in Health, Women

The Open Society Foundation has made a film about an innovative program training sex workers as paralegals in South Africa. Arming women with the law helps them protect their rights and their health.

September 30, 2014

Namati’s Paralegals at Work

by Namati in Citizenship, Community Land Protection, Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Environment, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Health, Namati News, Post-2015 Agenda, Women

We have produced a brochure about the impact of our work around the world. It features photographs of the paralegals who are making a difference to some of the world’s great justice issues.

September 23, 2014

Justice in the SDGs for Nepal’s Women and Dalits

by Namati in Citizenship, Post-2015 Agenda, Women

Kathmandu Post: Justice in development is the best way to enforce Nepal’s obligations to women and girls, and those who suffer caste discrimination.

July 14, 2014

World Bank Women’s Empowerment Award

by Namati in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Opportunities, Women

The World Bank has launched a regional contest – Initiatives To Promote Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

June 23, 2014

UNDP Reports on Land, Environmental Justice & Legal Empowerment

by Namati in Citizenship, Environment, Land & Natural Resources, Post-2015 Agenda, Women

‘Environmental Justice – Comparative Experiences in Legal Empowerment’ looks at the pursuit of justice through the inclusive and sustainable use of natural resources.

February 21, 2014

New book of essays – ‘Justice Initiatives: Legal Empowerment’

by Namati in Citizenship, Community Land Protection, Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Environment, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Women

A new publication explores the nature of legal empowerment and its impact in various forms. With an introduction by George Soros, the book includes essays from Namati staff and Network Guidance Committee members, among others. The full version is available for download on the Open Society Foundations website.

February 14, 2014

Case study: Legal empowerment as a pathway out of poverty

by Namati in Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Women

Akhila Kolisetty spent two months in Bangladesh researching BRAC’s expansive community-based legal aid and legal empowerment program, particularly its impact on women’s rights. Her research is now published in the World Bank’s Justice & Development working paper series, available here.

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