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Carta dos Direitos e Deveres dos Utentes

Ministério da Saúde (MISAU), NAMATI MOÇAMBIQUE,

A Carta dos Direitos e Deveres do Utente aprovada e adoptada em 2007 pelo Ministério da Saúde (MISAU) reafirma os direitos humanos fundamentais na prestação dos cuidados de saúde e protege a dignidade e integridade humana, bem como o direito à autonomia. É um instrumento através do qual os utentes dos serviços de saúde podem…

Acesso à Justiça

Centro de Colaboração em Saúde (CCS), Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (FDC), Namati Moçambique,

As populações chaves e as populações vulneráveis são pessoas ou grupos de pessoas que estão sob risco elevado de exposição ao HIV e violação de outros direitos como o direito à vida, a integridade física, ao trabalho, entre outros, devido ao estigma e discriminação associado a doença, género, condição social, orientação e opções sexuais. Esta…

Direitos das Pessoas Afectadas pela Tuberculose

Centro de Colaboração em Saúde (CCS), Namati Moçambique,

As pessoas afectadas pela tuberculose (TB) vêm muitas vezes os seus direitos humanos violados devido ao estigma e discriminação associado a doença e as barreiras ligadas ao sistema de saúde. As violações dos direitos humanos relacionadas à tuberculose incluem também acesso limitado ao rastreio e ao tratamento preventivo, informação insuficiente, e a falta de privacidade….

Explicit and Implicit Legal Empowerment’s Constraints on Corruption

Stephen Golub,

In 2019, Stephen Golub received a research grant from the Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law (KPSRL) unit, a Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs-funded policy institute. Through this grant, he has conducted a literature review and related research on whether and how legal empowerment (basically, helping people to know, use and shape the law)…

Civil Society and the Problem of Path Dependence: Why Legal Empowerment Constrains Corruption Yet Still Faces Severe Funding Constraints

Stephen Golub,

In 2019, Stephen Golub received a research grant from the Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law (KPSRL) unit, a Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs-funded policy institute. Through this grant, he conducted a literature review and related research on whether and how legal empowerment (basically, helping people to know, use and shape the law) constrains…

La Justice Pour Tous et la Crise de Santé Publique

Les Pionniers pour des Sociétés Pacifiques, Justes et Inclusives, David Steven, Maaike de Langen, Sam Muller, Mark Weston,

La pandémie de COVID-19 est une urgence mondiale sans précédent. Plus qu’une crise sanitaire, il s’agit d’une crise des droits de l’homme. Les acteurs de la justice sont confrontés à des responsabilités redoutables alors qu’ils conçoivent, mettent en œuvre et appliquent de nouvelles mesures pour prévenir la propagation de l’infection. Les mesures qui augmentent le…

Justicia Para Todos y la Emergencia de Salud Pública

Pioneros de Sociedades Pacíficas, Justas e Inclusivas, David Steven, Maaike de Langen, Sam Muller, Mark Weston,

La pandemia COVID-19 es una emergencia mundial sin precedentes. No sólo es una crisis de salud, sino también una crisis de derechos humanos. Los actores de la justicia se enfrentan a enormes responsabilidades a la hora de diseñar, aplicar y hacer cumplir nuevas medidas para prevenir la propagación de la infección. Las medidas que aumentan…

Justice For All and the Public Health Emergency

Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, David Steven, Maaike de Langen, Sam Muller, Mark Weston,

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global emergency. It is not only a health crisis but also a human rights crisis. Justice actors face daunting responsibilities as they design, implement, and enforce new measures to prevent the spread of infection. Measures that heighten the risk of human rights abuses can undermine trust, at a time…

Covid-19: To leave the crisis behind, rights must come first

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ), Alianza Sierra Madre, A.C., Amazon Frontlines, Abogados y Abogadas del Noroeste Argentino en Derechos Humanos y Estudios Sociales (ANDHES), Asociación Scalabriniana al Servicio de la Movilidad Humana (ASCALA), Asylum Access, Asylum Access México, Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y Gobernanza en los Sistemas de Salud (CEGSS), Centro para una Justicia Igualitaria y Popular (CEJIP), CIVITIC (Red Universitaria de Estudios Urbanos de Ecuador), Comité de Familiares de Migrantes Fallecidos y Desaparecidos de El Salvador (COFAMIDE), Coordinadora por los Derechos de la Infancia y la Adolescencia (CDIA), CoopeSoLiDar R.L. (SOLIDAR), Corporación Justicia y Libertad (CJL), Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), Escuela para Defensoras en Derechos Humanos y Ambientales Benita Galeana A. C., ONG FIMA, FLACSO Ecuador (Departamento de Estudios Políticos), Fundación CONSTRUIR, Fundación MARKANI, Fundación Para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho, Fundeps, Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador (GMIES), Hackeando al Machismo, Instituto de Defesa do Direito de Defesa (IDDD), Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir A.C. (ILSB), Instituto Latinoamericano para una Sociedad y un Derecho Alternativos (ILSA), JUSTICE FOR ALL, Laboratorio de Diseño para la Justicia / The Access to Justice Design Lab (A2J Design Lab), TECHO, Themis – Gênero, Justiça, Direitos Humanos,

In the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the signatory organizations to this statement, members of the Global Legal Empowerment Network in Latin America, call on our states, the private sector, local governments, international organizations, and other relevant authorities to guarantee the rights of vulnerable populations and to prevent this situation from deepening the already…

Covid-19: Para dejar la crisis atrás, los derechos deben ir adelante

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ), Alianza Sierra Madre, A.C., Amazon Frontlines, Abogados y Abogadas del Noroeste Argentino en Derechos Humanos y Estudios Sociales (ANDHES), Asociación Scalabriniana al Servicio de la Movilidad Humana (ASCALA), Asylum Access, Asylum Access México, Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y Gobernanza en los Sistemas de Salud (CEGSS), Centro para una Justicia Igualitaria y Popular (CEJIP), CIVITIC (Red Universitaria de Estudios Urbanos de Ecuador), Comité de Familiares de Migrantes Fallecidos y Desaparecidos de El Salvador (COFAMIDE), Coordinadora por los Derechos de la Infancia y la Adolescencia (CDIA), CoopeSoLiDar R.L. (SOLIDAR), Corporación Justicia y Libertad (CJL), Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), Escuela para Defensoras en Derechos Humanos y Ambientales Benita Galeana A. C., ONG FIMA, FLACSO Ecuador (Departamento de Estudios Políticos), Fundación CONSTRUIR, Fundación MARKANI, Fundación Para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho, Fundeps, Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador (GMIES), Hackeando al Machismo, Instituto de Defesa do Direito de Defesa (IDDD), Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir A.C. (ILSB), Instituto Latinoamericano para una Sociedad y un Derecho Alternativos (ILSA), JUSTICE FOR ALL, Laboratorio de Diseño para la Justicia / The Access to Justice Design Lab (A2J Design Lab), TECHO, Themis – Gênero, Justiça, Direitos Humanos,

Las organizaciones firmantes en este pronunciamiento, miembros de la Red Global de Empoderamiento Jurídico en Latinoamérica, solicitamos a nuestros Estados, al sector privado, gobiernos locales, organismos internacionales, y demás autoridades competentes que ante la pandemia global del COVID-19, garanticen los derechos de los grupos especialmente vulnerables y eviten que esta situación profundice las desigualdades existentes…

It takes legal empowerment to solve the housing crisis

Posted by Denis Kimathi in Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News

In this blog, the authors argue that the global housing problems are a denial of justice and legal empowerment is a solution to this injustice. According to the authors, resolving the housing injustice starts with empowering people and communities to know, use and shape the law. At a time when 1 in 4 people globally…

The Role of Law Firms in Increasing Access to Justice Globally

Posted by Sara Andrews in General

The Role of Law Firms in Increasing Access to Justice Globally By Sara Andrews, Senior International Pro Bono Counsel and Assistant Director, New Perimeter Do private sector lawyers have a role to play in increasing access to justice for people who cannot afford legal representation around the world? Based on recent events, the answer appears to…

Financing Justice – an article by Namati’s CEO in Foreign Policy

Posted by Namati in Advocacy & Systemic Change, General, Namati News, Post-2015 Agenda

The law should be accessible to everyone. The international community agreed to this when they adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but the funding needed to make it a reality has not materialized. With authoritarianism on the rise worldwide, finding a solution to the funding gap is now more critical than ever. Namati’s CEO, Vivek…

Launching the “Resisting Injustice” Blog Series

Posted by Namati in General, Namati News

It’s been hard to watch the news recently. With the growing refugee crisis, rise of populism, increase in vigilante justice, and birth of “alternative facts”, the legal empowerment community is facing huge challenges all around the world. Key allies who have helped support and finance access to justice seem to be turning away. But we…

The Economist: “Poor Law – The Rise of Paralegals”

Posted by The Economist in Community Paralegals, General

GODFREY EBREYU has a captive audience, in every sense. A throng of inmates has gathered in the prison yard in Gulu, northern Uganda, as he explains the intricacies of plea-bargaining. Like 55% of prisoners in Uganda, these men are awaiting trial; some have been here for years. They are still asking questions when, at four…

2016 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship – Namati and the Global Network named as recipients

Posted by Namati in Community Paralegals, Namati News

We are pleased to announce that Namati and the Global Legal Empowerment Network are among the recipients of the 2016 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. According to the Skoll Foundation, the award is presented to leaders or organizations that are disrupting the status quo, driving large-scale “equilibrium” change, and are poised to create even greater…

Leveraging the Law Is the New Way to Help the World’s Poor

Posted by Take Part Media in Community Paralegals, Environment, Land & Natural Resources

The role that community paralegals play in supporting and protecting coastal communities in southern India is explored in this feature by TakePart media. Read the full story here.  

President Koroma Declared ‘Honorary Paralegal’ as he Launches Legal Aid Board

Posted by Daniel Sesay in General

President Koroma of Sierra Leone has strongly committed his government’s support to legal aid and the work of paralegals. He made the announcement during the formal launch of the legal aid board that Namati helped bring into existence in Freetown on Thursday 19th November 2015. Namati and other civil society groups advocated for the passage of the…

Recommendations for addressing bribery in the health sector

Posted by Namati Mozambique in Health

Namati Mozambique has produced an essential guide for patients and specialist on how to avoid bribery in the Mozambican health sector. The guide contains a series of recommendations for both policy and practice focused on the identification, prevention and combat of bribery in the health sector in Mozambique. It is a practical tool that can be used by patients,…

India’s Quest for Power

Posted by Kanchi Kohli in Environment

Namati’s Kanchi Kohli on how India’s ‘balance’ of industrialisation and ecological protection actually looks at the ground level. “The lives of people living in coastal or forest ecosystems are likely to change drastically if one is to go by the number of power plants going up in India today. Each company seeking permission to operate a coal mine…