Ethnic/Religious Minorities

Community Facilitators in the Pursuit of Justice: Lessons from Jordan on Recruitment, Training, & Data

Namati , Open Society Foundations, Justice Center for Legal Aid , TAMKEEN: fields for aid , Arab Renaissance for Democracy & Development ,

The Community Empowerment Project, initiated by the Open Society Foundations in Jordan, builds on and complements existing refugee response efforts through legal empowerment and community-based justice services. The project supports both Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan to understand and use legal and administrative systems to find concrete solutions to justice problems. In the…

Community Facilitators in the Pursuit of Justice: Lessons from Jordan on Recruitment, Training, & Data (Arabic)

Namati , Open Society Foundations, Justice Center for Legal Aid , TAMKEEN: fields for aid , Arab Renaissance for Democracy & Development ,

The Community Empowerment Project, initiated by the Open Society Foundations in Jordan, builds on and complements existing refugee response efforts through legal empowerment and community-based justice services. The project supports both Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan to understand and use legal and administrative systems to find concrete solutions to justice problems. In the…

Standard Intake Form for Citizenship Cases

Lawyers National Campaign for Elimination of Caste Discrimination (LANCAU),

This resource is a case management form used to document information for clients who do not have citizenship in Nepal.

Member Spotlight: Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organization

Namati,

Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organisation (NNDSWO) is committed to the elimination of caste-based discrimination and centuries of “untouchability”. It advocates for the rights and interest of Dalits, builds their capacity and confidence so they can claim and exercise their own rights. It promotes better access to quality education and sustainable livelihoods, and raises awareness on…

Member Spotlight: Karenni Social Development Centre

Namati,

The Karenni Social Development Centre (SDC) works to protect the environment in rural Eastern Myanmar and promote the human rights of the Karenni people – in Myanmar and in refugee camps in Thailand. It teaches students non-violent skills to help build a new society and to develop the rule of law in Myanmar. Network Spotlights…

We Can Bangladesh Effectiveness Review Full Technical Report

Oxfam Great Britain,

The We Can Campaign seeks to change deeply ingrained attitudes and practices that endorse gender discrimination and violence. It was initially launched in 2004 in six South Asian countries and has since been replicated in several African and Middle Eastern countries.This specific project was set up to provide the We Can Campaign Secretariat in Bangladesh…

South Africa’s Treatment Action Campaign: Combining Law and Social Mobilization to Realize the Right to Health

Mark Heywood,

This resource is from the Journal of Human Rights Practice, Volume 1, Number 1, March 2009. Abstract: This article summarizes the experience and results of a campaign for access to medicines for HIV in South Africa, led by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) between 1998 and 2008. It illustrates how the TAC mobilized people to campaign…

Chapter: Strengthening the Land Rights of Women and Members of Minority Groups

Namati,

A chapter from the Guide that offers strategies for leveraging the by-laws process to strengthen the rights of women and vulnerable populations.

Chapter: Ensuring the Participation of Women and Minority Groups

Namati,

A chapter from the Guide that emphasizes the critical importance of the participation of women and minority groups and shares practical tips to ensure their voices are heard.

The Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights

Land Rights Now Campaign,

This resource is for the website of an international and cross-national advocacy campaign to double the global area of land legally recognized as owned or controlled by Indigenous Peoples and local communities by 2020.

Far West Nepal Celebrates Access to Justice in the Global Goals

Posted by Prabhakar Bagchand in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Post-2015 Agenda

Members of Nepal’s marginalized Dalit community in Ghuinyaghat, Dhangadhi Kailali in the Far West of Nepal celebrated the inclusion of Access to Justice targets in the Sustainable Development Goals amidst lots of fan-fare on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The celebration coincided with Rural Women’s Day. Community members linked the justice targets of the global goals to…

UNHCR Features Paralegals and Citizenship in Bangladesh

Posted by UNHCR in Citizenship

How a Bangladesh court ruling changed the lives of more than 300,000 stateless people. Bangladesh features as one of seven case studies from Asia, Europe and Latin America in the first of a series of UNHCR Good Practices Papers released on Monday. The first one of these, “Resolving Existing Major Situations of Statelessness,” corresponds to the…

Justice in the SDGs for Nepal’s Women and Dalits

Posted by Namati in Post-2015 Agenda

The Kathmandu Post is running an OpEd by Som Niroula and Neetu Pokharel, of the Alliance for Social Dialogue in Nepal, that argues for the inclusion of justice targets in the new development goals. This, they argue, is the best way  of ensuring enforcement of Nepal’s obligations to women and those who suffer caste discrimination. “A large number of Nepali…