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Namati’s quarterly Lessons from the Field briefs are produced in collaboration with our Community Land Protection partner organizations. These short reports share challenges that we encounter in our work supporting communities to protect their lands and resources as well as practical solutions that we have developed.
Namati’s Daniel Sesay has written a memoir of his decade as a community-based paralegal in Sierra Leone.
Using case studies and stories he explains clearly the multiple, flexible and innovative ways in which grassroots advocates can bring justice to places and people that lawyers and the law don’t usually reach.
These stories from Nairobi illuminate how Nubian people often face Kafkaesque demands for documents stretching back through the generations of their families. They show how one person’s documents may support another’s application – so discrimination against one harms many. The community-based paralegals supported by Namati and its partner are chipping away at this discrimination and empowering the Nubian community.
In 2013, hundreds of Kenyan Nubians acquired proof of their citizenship for the first time. In Burma, with support from paralegals, thousands of farmers began registering their lands. Communities in Sierra Leone and Mozambique worked to resolve problems in healthcare delivery. We ask you to consider supporting the ongoing efforts of community paralegals around the world.
Network member Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has written in the Jakarta Post about the need for Indonesia’s new President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to make access to justice a development priority.
Namati’s Liberian partner, the Sustainable Development Institute, has been captured in a short film that shows the community mapping that rural people can use to begin the process of protecting their lands.
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