These are dark days if you care about justice. Power and wealth are extremely concentrated. Authoritarianism and nativism have gained ground. And we are speeding towards environmental collapse.

Law is supposed to be one of our most powerful tools for advancing justice. But for billions of people around the world, the law is broken. It’s an abstraction—or worse, a threat. Namati advances justice by equipping people to understand, use, and shape the laws that affect them.

Grassroots Legal Empowerment

Namati and our partners train and deploy community paralegals to take on some of the greatest injustices of our times. Together with the communities we serve, we strive to translate the lessons from our grassroots experience into positive, large-scale changes to laws and systems.
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Global Legal Empowerment Network

Namati convenes the Global Legal Empowerment Network—over 1,700 groups and 6,000 individuals from every part of the world. We are learning from one another, advocating together, and joining forces to bring justice everywhere.
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Our Theory of Change


Namati is a learning organization. With our partners and our network members, we are continually working to understand how best to advance justice through legal empowerment.

To date, we have authored or co-authored over 200 publications, including books, policy briefs, essays, peer-reviewed articles, and guides for practitioners.

Help Us Put the Power of Law in People’s Hands

We will put every dollar to work in building the movement for legal empowerment around the world.

This year, Open Society Foundations has agreed to match every two dollars we receive with an additional dollar. So your contribution will go even further.