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May 13, 2018

Op-ed: Unrestrained resource exploitation in Sierra Leone is a “dangerous gamble”

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

In an op-ed in the Sierra Express Media, Sonkita Conteh, Director of Namati Sierra Leone, calls “unrestrained resource exploitation” in Sierra Leone a “dangerous gamble,” and calls on the new government to commit to environmental regulation that puts people ahead of profits, and justice ahead of development.

May 10, 2018

Namati’s 2017 Annual Report — Now Available

by Namati in Namati News

We are pleased to announce the release of Namati’s 2017 annual report. We invite you to explore the facts, figures, and stories that fill its pages. Discover how many clients Namati and partners worked with and what remedies we achieved together. Read about the personal journeys of individuals like Mahmoud and Daw Nan Shan who learned how…

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…

May 7, 2018

Sierra Leone’s Small Towns Learn to Fight Against Land Grabs

by Namati in Land & Natural Resources

When a multinational company displaced communities and polluted lands in Sierra Leone, villagers felt angry and helpless. When those same communities partnered with paralegals to understand, use, and shape the law, they said “the law is with us now” and pushed back. This piece in Ozy profiles how communities in Sierra Leone are using legal…

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…

January 12, 2018

TED Talk: How to Put the Power of Law in People’s Hands

by Namati in Citizenship, Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Environment, General, Multimedia

In August, Namati’s CEO and founder, Vivek Maru, spoke about the global epidemic of injustice from the TEDGlobal stage in Arusha — and proposed a way to fight it together. TED has now added the video recording of the talk to their website. Within four days, almost half a million people from around the world had…

January 11, 2018

Help Choose the Winner of the Grassroots Justice Prize

by Namati in General the ten finalists for the grassroots justice prize

In November, we launched the second biennial Grassroots Justice Prize competition — the only global competition to recognize the unsung heroes of the legal empowerment movement. Now it is up to you to determine the winner. We have narrowed down the candidates for the competition’s #WalkTogether Prize for Courage to ten organizations that help people…

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