5 billion people around the world lack basic access to justice. Writing in Ensia, Alessandra Bergamin describes our vast global access to justice deficit (see the Task Force on Justice) and points us to some of the organizations working on legal empowerment.
If you’re a project planner/designer looking at legal empowerment, you’ll be happy to learn more about the work of these organizations:
- Namati (working through community paralegals in 6 countries)
- Microjustice4All (Peru)
- EarthRights International (a global environmental organization that seeks to put law in the hands of the people affected most by the problem)
- Natural Justice (environmental law and human rights in sub-Saharan Africa)
- Center for Race Poverty and the Environment (environmental justice in the U.S.)
For those interested in some of the intellectual background, check out July post on Stephen Golub