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Namati advances justice and equality by putting the power of law in the hands of people.

Law is supposed to be one of our most powerful tools for securing justice. But for billions of people around the world, the law is broken. It’s an abstraction—or worse, a threat.

Namati advances justice by equipping people to understand, use, and shape the laws that affect them.

Namati and our partners train and deploy community paralegals—also known as barefoot lawyers—to support communities in taking on some of the greatest injustices of our times: protecting community lands, enforcing environmental law, and securing basic rights to healthcare and citizenship. Together with the communities we serve, we strive to translate the lessons from our grassroots experience into positive, large-scale changes to laws and systems.

Namati also convenes the Global Legal Empowerment Network, over 2,000 organizations and 7,000 individuals from every part of the world. We are learning from one another, advocating together, and joining forces to bring justice everywhere

Watch Namati's CEO, Vivek Maru, address "How to Put the Power of Law in People's Hands" in his TED Talk. Additionally, you can read our 2018 annual report, visit for more information or join our email list.

Namati is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization, and donations are tax-deductible. To avoid all transaction fees, you can send us a check at 1616 P Street NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC 20036.

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