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How-To Resource Guides

Our resource library is vast and growing. While having such a large amount of information in one place is convenient and beneficial, we understand that it can also be overwhelming when you are looking for resources on a particular topic. With that in mind, we have developed online resource guides for specific topics related to legal empowerment. Each guide has been developed by practitioners who work in the areas in question to ensure the resources that are included are up-to-date, relevant, and useful. Browse the guides below and stay tuned: We will be publishing more in the near future.

How Countries Recognize and Finance Community Paralegals

This guide features a series of research briefs, supporting resources and laws reviewing the work undertaken by community paralegals, and the extent to which that work is recognized or funded by government. Click here to explore this guide.

How to Develop a Community Paralegal Program

This guide is for people who are designing or improving community-based paralegal programs. It draws lessons from both grassroots experience and research. Click here to explore this guide.

How to Translate International Justice Commitments into National Reform

This guide will help users to use the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to successfully advocate for a national justice plan in their country. Click here to explore this guide.

How to Protect Community Lands

This guide breaks down Namati’s five-part approach to supporting communities to proactively document and map their lands, strengthen local governance, seek formal government recognition of their land rights, and plan for the future of their lands. Click here to explore this guide. 

How to Develop and Support Justice Programs for Public Health

This guide is for implementers and donors interested in developing and supporting programs that advance the health and human rights of socially excluded groups. Click here to explore this guide. 


We are continuously adding useful resources to these online guides as we find them. If you have suggestions for resources to add, please email them to, or upload them to the resource library with a note in the description box stating which guide you would like it added to.

Uploaded on: Aug 04, 2017
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2019