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We have produced a brochure about the impact of our work around the world. It features photographs of the paralegals who are making a difference to some of the world’s great justice issues.
Kathmandu Post: Justice in development is the best way to enforce Nepal’s obligations to women and girls, and those who suffer caste discrimination.
Namati’s Laura Goodwin, director of our citizenship program, is making the case for the paralegal approach at the Global Forum on Statelessness.
The Turning Towards Justice photo exhibition is opening in the Print House Gallery in Dalston, London on September 11.
Sonkita Conteh, Namati’s program director in Sierra Leone, explaining our community-based approach at the International Conference on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems.
A regional consultation between 22 civil society groups was organized in Dhangadhi on Nepal’s National Information Day this month.
This photo essay from the Guardian shows how paralegals from the Urdu-speaking ‘Bihari’ community in Bangladesh work to realize citizenship rights.
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.
Namati’s Kanchi Kohli on how India’s ‘balance’ of industrialisation and ecological protection actually looks at the ground level.
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.
A new report from the global environmental research organisation, World Resources Institute, finds that strengthening communities’ forest rights reduces emissions and deforestation.
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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.
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 Overseas Development Institute has published a new report entitled The Politics of Legal Empowerment – Legal mobilisation strategies and implications for development.