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Inspired by South Africa’s legal aid system, lawyers from Burma’s Legal Aid Network (MLAW) and government officials are piloting justice centers in Yangon and Mawlamyaing. These programs provide aid in criminal cases to those otherwise lacking legal counsel. If successful, the programs will be replicated nationwide. …
Read the full article, ‘Myanmar seeks inspiration from South Africa for nascent legal aid movement‘ on Reuters website.
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Deep in the heart of Rivercess County, the mud homes stand completely illuminated by the scorching sun. Their thatch roofs consistently prove match for the daily rains. Above, the blue sky plays backdrop for the treetops that surround each village. The forests and trees act as a frame, allowing another world to come into focus.
It is in this corner of Liberia where this journey begins. Baseline surveys, questions lost in translation, smiles at accents not completely understood. Under the unforgiving afternoon sun, it can be slow and tedious work. But there is something like strength in embracing the unfamiliar, …