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Manuals & Guides

Providing legal services remotely: a guide to available technologies and best practices

DLA Piper, New Perimeter, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), Legal Empowerment Network,

Legal Services Providers (LSPs) often face challenges in effectively and efficiently providing legal services to their clients. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, conditions existed that made providing services remotely a desirable alternative to face-to-face meetings. Work schedules, caregiving responsibilities and barriers to transportation can all make meeting face-to-face difficult or impossible. Sometimes the nature of…

Business Advancing Justice – The Goal 16 Working Group Toolkit

National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA),

In 2019, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) working with its Corporate Advisory Committee (CAC) launched a new initiative tied to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16 and its call to “ensure equal access to justice for all.” The initiative’s mandate was to identify more opportunities for the U.S. corporate community interested…

Don’t Miss Your Chance: Evidence-Based Messages for Discussing the Community Land Act


This toolkit is designed to help CSOs, government, and other stakeholders to raise awareness about the law and help people understand what they need to do to register their community land. The toolkit will support anyone carrying out awareness campaigns on the law to understand what types of messages are most effective in communicating to…

Implementation of the Community Land Act: A Guide for County Executive Committee Members (CECMs)


This Guide describes the roles and responsibilities that County Executive Committee Members (CECMs) have in supporting the implementation of the CLA. It also includes specific guidance on how CECMs can ensure that CLA implementation efforts are participatory, community-driven, and gender-sensitive, as women are often the primary managers and users of community lands.      …

Guide a l’attention des Defenseurs des Driots Fonciers de la Femme

Autopromotion rurale pour un Développement Humain Durable (ADHD), Women In Law and Development in Africa (WILDAF), International Land Coalition (ILC), République Togolaise,

Pour améliorer les conditions de vie des femmes rurales, la Stratégie Nationale d’Engagement (SNE) entre les acteurs impliqués dans le foncier au Togo a retenu l’équité genre dans les droits fonciers comme une des priorités nationales. A cet effet, depuis 2013, elle a entamé des actions dans les préfectures de Kpendjal, d’Amou, de Tchaoudjo, de…

Rising Stronger: Security Strategies for Women Defenders

Amani Ponnaganti, Tripti Poddar, Nazdeek,

This timely report documents challenges faced by WHRDs from marginalised communities in Delhi and Assam in their struggles to realize socio-economic rights. This documentation of threats and attacks faced by them give us an understanding of the varied challenges and helps to develop intervention strategies. Recognising that these strategies must be developed with the defenders…

Guía para el análisis presupuestario de políticas contra la violencia de género en Argentina

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ),

Este manual busca ofrecer herramientas para analizar el presupuesto de las diferentes jurisdicciones en Argentina, la información básica sobre el análisis del gasto público con perspectiva de género y de derechos, y una serie de estrategias y herramientas implementadas en algunos niveles de gobierno por un equipo de investigadoras del Banco Mundial, para visibilizar aquellas…

Análisis presupuestario con perspectiva de género: manual para activistas y organizaciones de la sociedad civil

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ),

Los esfuerzos por leer los presupuestos públicos desde una perspectiva de género son parte de iniciativas más generales que buscan integrar un enfoque de derechos humanos a los presupuestos. Estas iniciativas muestran cómo el gasto público y la recaudación están inseparablemente conectados con la garantía efectiva de los derechos. Esta guía busca dar herramientas accesibles…

Trabalhadoras domésticas remunderadas durante a pandemia do coronavirus: guia orientador

Care Internacional, Federação Nacional das Trabalhadoras Domésticas (Fenatrad), Themis – Gênero Justiça e Direitos Humanos,

Este guia tem o objetivo de informar, de maneira simples e direta, as trabalhadoras domésticas sobre seus direitos trabalhistas e previdenciários neste momento de pandemia pelo Coronavírus. Não tem a intenção de ser um documento conclusivo, mas apenas um orientador das possibilidades legais que se apresentam neste momento excepcional. Pretende auxiliar na disseminação de informações,…

Manual de aplicación de las 100 Reglas de Brasilia en el ámbito de la Defensa Pública

Asociación Interamericana de Defensorías Públicas (AIDEF),

Las Reglas de Brasilia sobre Acceso a la Justicia de las Personas en Condición de Vulnerabilidad fueron adoptadas por la XIV Cumbre Judicial Iberoamericana en marzo de 2008. Una de sus premisas fundantes sostiene que el sistema judicial se debe configurar como un instrumento para la defensa efectiva de los derechos de las personas en…

History in the making: How communities in Kenya are claiming their land rights

Posted by Namati in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Community Land Protection, Namati News

Over 60% of Kenya’s land mass is community land. The indigenous people that live off these lands have done so for generations, and yet they’ve never had the legal rights to govern them. As a result, they are vulnerable to having their land and resources grabbed for mining, agribusiness, and public infrastructure projects. But in…

New Handbook for Environment Justice Practitioners in India

Posted by Namati in Community Paralegals, Environment, Land & Natural Resources, Resources & Research

Handbook on Legal and Administrative Remedies for Community Level Environment Justice Practitioners in India   The Centre for Policy Research-Namati Environmental Justice Program has produced an indispensable new handbook that helps environment justice practitioners in India to identify and use appropriate legal clauses and institutional routes in their work. Environment justice practitioners, or grassroots environment paralegals,…

The Community Land Protection Facilitator’s Guide

Posted by Namati's Community Land Protection Team in Community Land Protection, Resources & Research

Namati’s Community Land Protection Facilitator’s Guide is a step-by-step, practical “how to” manual for grassroots advocates working to help communities protect their customary claims and rights to land and natural resources. After years of working with partner organizations around the world to support communities to protect their land rights, Namati has developed a comprehensive, five-part approach…

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,…

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…

Akbar, Birbal, and a South Asia Regional Meeting on Monitoring and Evaluating Legal Empowerment

Posted by Namati in Resources & Research

On April 19 and 20 in Dhaka, Namati, BRAC, Marg, and the Open Society Justice Initiative held a regional meeting on methods of monitoring and evaluating legal empowerment. The gathering brought together more than 50 people from all over the region, representing grassroots groups, development agencies, governments, and evaluation experts.