Namati and our partners train and deploy
community paralegals to take on some of
the greatest injustices of our times.
These paralegals are trained in basic law and in skills like mediation, organizing, education, and advocacy. They form a dynamic, creative frontline that that can squeeze justice out of even broken systems.
Rather than treating their clients as victims requiring an expert service—“I will solve this problem for you”—community paralegals focus on legal empowerment: “We will solve this together, and when we’re done you will be in a stronger position to tackle problems like these in the future.”
Paralegals track data on every case they handle. 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.
The Injustices We Address
Community paralegals working with Namati and our partners are supporting clients to take on some of the greatest justice challenges of our time.
Millions of people worldwide face discrimination when applying for identity documents due to their ethnicity.
Without an ID, they cannot go to school, apply for a job, or access healthcare. They are excluded from society and trapped in a cycle of poverty.
Land & Environmental Justice
Around the world, investment interest in land and natural resources is on the rise.
Mining, agribusiness, industrial development, and other private and public projects are damaging the environment and endangering the livelihoods of local communities.
Many countries today have progressive healthcare policies, but there are massive breakdowns in delivery.
Patients are treated abusively, essential drugs are missing, or there is no privacy during medical visits. The health and lives of millions of people are at risk.
The Countries Where We Work
Namati and our partners currently train and deploy community paralegals in six countries.
Our current grassroots legal empowerment program in Myanmar:
Our current grassroots legal empowerment program in Sierra Leone:
Our current grassroots legal empowerment program in Mozambique:
Our current grassroots legal empowerment program in India:
Our current grassroots legal empowerment program in the United States: