Law is supposed to be a sacred thread that ties us together, and protects each one of us. But for billions of people around the world the law is broken. It's an abstraction, or worse, a threat, but not something they can use to exercise their basic rights.
Namati is building a global movement of community paralegals who help people to understand, use, and shape the laws that affect them.
Community paralegals treat their clients as empowered citizens rather than victims requiring an expert service. Instead of "I will solve this problem for you," our message is: "We will solve this together, and grow stronger in the process."
In the past five years, Namati and its partners have worked with over 65,000 clients to take on some of the greatest challenges of our times: protecting community lands, enforcing environmental law, and securing basic rights to healthcare and citizenship.
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 www.namati.org for more information or join our email list.
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