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Legal Empowerment Experiences from Latin America

Namati, Fundación Construir, TECHO Brasil, Themis - Gênero, Justiça e Direitos Humanos, Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador (GMIES), Julieta Marotta,

This publication leads the way toward a greater effort to generate robust knowledge about legal empowerment practices in Latin America, to promote a dialogue based on grassroots experiences, and to show evidence about how legal empowerment helps to foster access to justice. In the following pages, we offer five concrete experiences drawn from different countries in…

Experiencias de Empoderamiento Jurídico en América Latina

Namati, Fundación Construir, TECHO Brasil, Themis - Gênero, Justiça e Direitos Humanos, Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador (GMIES), Julieta Marotta,

Esta publicación abre camino hacia la generación de un conocimiento sólido sobre prácticas de empoderamiento jurídico en Latinoamérica, para promover un diálogo basado en experiencias comunitarias y mostrar evidencias sobre cómo el empoderamiento jurídico ayuda a promover el acceso a la justicia. En las siguientes páginas, ofrecemos cinco experiencias concretas extraídas de distintos países en…

How Can Evidence Bolster Citizen Action? Learning and Adapting for Accountable Public Health in Guatemala

Walter Flores , Center for the Study of Equity and Governance in Health Systems (CEGSS), Accountability Research Center (ARC) ,

Most theories of change in the field of transparency and accountability assume that scientifically rigorous evidence increases the possibility of influencing officials and decision-makers. Generating this evidence has been the work of academic experts. Over the last decade, the Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y la Gobernanza de los Sistemas de Salud (the Center…

How Can Evidence Bolster Citizen Action? Learning and Adapting for Accountable Public Health in Guatemala (Spanish)

Walter Flores , Center for the Study of Equity and Governance in Health Systems (CEGSS), Accountability Research Center (ARC) ,

La mayoría de las teorías de cambio en el campo de la transparencia y la rendición de cuentas asumen que la evidencia científica rigurosa aumenta la posibilidad de incidir en la toma de decisiones a nivel gubernamental. Los expertos académicos se han dedicado a generar este tipo de evidencia. Durante la última década, el Centro…

Crónicas No-Ficción No.1: Guatemala’s Public Health Defenders

Oswaldo J. Hernández, No-Ficción, Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y Gobernanza en los Sistemas de Salud (CEGSS), Accountability Research Center,

Guatemala has no formal mechanisms for citizens to demand their right to healthcare. Patients have no way to hold public healthcare employees accountable. Negligence is met with impunity and silence. When there is no medicine available, patients are sent home in pain and empty handed. They get sick. Can citizens organize around this issue and…

Legal Empowerment of the Poor in Nicaragua

Margot Kokke, Pedro Vuskovic,

In Nicaragua – one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere – a new type of intervention has been developed to facilitate access to justice for the rural poor. Facilitadores Judiciales are volunteers, selected by the community, who assist judges and other legal authorities in effecting the rule of law in their area. One…

Legal Empowerment and Social Accountability: Complementary Strategies Toward Rights-based Development in Health?

Anuradha Joshi,

Citizen-based accountability strategies to improve the lives of the poor and marginalized groups are increasingly being used in efforts to improve basic public services. The latest thinking suggests that broader, multi-pronged, multi-level, strategic approaches that may overcome the limitations of narrow, localized successes, hold more promise. This paper examines the challenges and opportunities, in theory…

Declaração da Villa Inflamable pelo Acesso à Justiça para todas/os e pelo Empoderamento Jurídico

Latin America Legal Empowerment Network,

No marco do encontro latinoamericano de experiências em empoderamento jurídico, que se realizou em Buenos Aires, Argentina (de 19 a 24 de junho), as 24 organizações participantes decidimos criar a Rede Latinoamericana de Empoderamento Jurídico. Durante o encontro, discutiu-se e assinou-se a “Declaração da Villa Inflamable pelo Acesso à Justiça para todas/os e pelo Empoderamento…

Declaration of Villa Inflamable for Access to Justice & Legal Empowerment for All

Latin America Legal Empowerment Network,

The Latin American Learning Exchange on Legal Empowerment, which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina (June 19 to 14), included 24 organizations who decided to create a regional Latin American Legal Empowerment Network. During the meeting, the “Declaration of Villa Inflamable for Access to Justice & Legal Empowerment for All” was discussed and signed. The…

Declaración de Villa Inflamable por el Acceso a la Justicia para todas/os y el Empoderamiento Jurídico

Latin America Legal Empowerment Network,

En el marco del encuentro latinoamericano de experiencias en empoderamiento jurídico, que se realizó en Buenos Aires, Argentina (del 19 al 14 de junio), las 24 organizaciones participantes decidimos crear la Red Latinoamericana de Empoderamiento Jurídico. Durante el encuentro se discutió y firmó la “Declaración de Villa Inflamable por el Acceso a la Justicia para…

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