Namati’s Vivek Maru discussed how legal empowerment is being used to strengthen women’s rights at this fascinating Trust Women 2014 plenary session ‘Access to Land, The Biggest Challenge For Women’s Empowerment’. He was joined by leaders from OXFAM, the ONE Campaign, SABMiller, and the Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights.
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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.
A major government report analysing six of India’s environmental laws – some dating to the 1920s – looks like good news. Namati’s Manju Menon and Kanchi Kohli argue that it needs to be looked at in the context of political commitments to ‘fast track’ roads, power and mining.
Namati’s Vivek Maru discussed how legal empowerment is being used to strengthen women’s rights at this fascinating Trust Women 2014 plenary session ‘Access to Land, The Biggest Challenge For Women’s Empowerment’. He was joined by… More »
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 Kanchi Kohli explains how public interest litigation finally forced the authorities to act against illegal iron ore mines in the forests of Odisha.
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