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Welcome to our newsfeed! Here you will find updates about our organization’s activities, as well as new features that arise on our continually expanding website. Check out our blog for more in-depth observations about legal empowerment from leading scholars and practitioners.

Photos from Bihari communities in Bangladesh

Posted August 11, 2014

See the stunning photos of the Bihari communities in Bangladesh, taken by Namati’s Bremen Donovan, which are being featured in the Guardian.

News from our Global Land Protection Work

Posted August 4, 2014

Namati’s Community Land Protection Program has published its summer 2014 newsletter. It contains updates on the program, details of some of our policy victories, news of how we are collaborating with groups around the world and a range of useful resources.

OpEd: India’s Quest for Power

Posted July 31, 2014

Namati’s Kanchi Kohli on how India’s ‘balance’ of industrialisation and ecological protection actually looks at the ground level.

Namati Objects to WB ‘Turning Back Clock” on Land Rights

Posted July 29, 2014

Namati has joined with a group of civil society organizations to object to proposed policy changes at the World Bank that will weaken protections for indigenous people when the Bank funds development projects.

Secure Forest Rights Help Combat Climate Change

Posted July 29, 2014

A new report from the global environmental research organisation, World Resources Institute, finds that strengthening communities’ forest rights reduces emissions and deforestation.

Our target is 300 organizations signing our Open Letter. Today we have 232.

Posted July 27, 2014

Help us reach 300 organisations. Help us speak up for Justice.

At the UN countries are already deciding what should be in the future development goals. Without targets for justice, billions of people will be left behind. Sign the Open Letter to the UN and stand up for Justice.

The International Rule of Law Movement

Posted July 22, 2014

Namati’s CEO, Vivek Maru, has written a chapter for a new book: The International Rule of Law Movement – A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward. Vivek’s chapter is entitled Legal Empowerment and the Land Rush: Three Struggles.

Life in Troubled Waters

Posted July 21, 2014

The New York Times’ photography blog documents the life of fishermen facing environmental and other dangers on Southern India’s “underreported and overlooked” coasts.

The Politics of Legal Empowerment

Posted July 16, 2014

The Overseas Development Institute has published a new report entitled The Politics of Legal Empowerment – Legal mobilisation strategies and implications for development.

Namati Publishes Lessons from the Field

Posted July 15, 2014

Lessons from the Field, the first in a new series of reports from Namati’s Community Land Protection Program, has been published. In this first issue, Namati’s partner in Uganda, LEMU, describes its innovative solution to overcoming land conflicts between community members.

World Bank Women’s Empowerment Award

Posted July 14, 2014

The World Bank has launched a regional contest - Initiatives To Promote Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

Forest peoples ‘written out’ of India’s forest clearance reforms

Posted July 11, 2014

A new process for forest clearances has been proposed in India that makes no mention of the communities whose livelihoods and culture are rooted in the subcontinent’s remaining forests.

India: now to keep election promises for the most marginalized

Posted June 24, 2014

The Guardian’s Development Blog urges Narendra Modi and the BJP to follow through on their pledge to protect the land rights of India’s indigenous Adivasis.

UNDP Reports on Land, Environmental Justice & Legal Empowerment

Posted June 23, 2014

‘Environmental Justice – Comparative Experiences in Legal Empowerment’ looks at the pursuit of justice through the inclusive and sustainable use of natural resources.

World Bank Event on the International Rule of Law Movement

Posted June 16, 2014

Namati’s CEO Vivek Maru will speak at a World Bank event in Washington D.C. entitled:The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward on June 23 at 10am.

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