How One Experience in Bangladesh Advanced Women’s Rights Work in Myanmar
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…
Gendered aspects of land rights in Myanmar: Evidence from paralegal casework
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…
Action on Myanmar’s National Land Use Policy
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…
Training Sex Workers as Paralegals
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.
Namati’s Paralegals at Work
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.
Justice in the SDGs for Nepal’s Women and Dalits
Kathmandu Post: Justice in development is the best way to enforce Nepal’s obligations to women and girls, and those who suffer caste discrimination.
World Bank Women’s Empowerment Award
The World Bank has launched a regional contest – Initiatives To Promote Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.
UNDP Reports on Land, Environmental Justice & Legal Empowerment
‘Environmental Justice – Comparative Experiences in Legal Empowerment’ looks at the pursuit of justice through the inclusive and sustainable use of natural resources.
New book of essays – ‘Justice Initiatives: Legal Empowerment’
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.
Case study: Legal empowerment as a pathway out of poverty
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.