For over 3 years, the Justice For All has campaigned for increased financing for grassroots justice defenders. Individuals and organizations from countries across the world have come together to call on governments and foundations to step up to fund this vital work and to deliver SDG16. Today, a new fund was launched in direct response to those efforts. The Legal Empowerment Fund is a bold new initiative aimed at closing the global justice gap and providing urgently needed, long-term support to grassroots justice defenders and organizations. Over ten years, the Legal Empowerment Fund aims to raise $100 million to strengthen …
Despite many points of consensus, important distinctions emerged between representatives’ policy priorities, attitudes toward outside partnerships, and visions of the best pathway to achieve the SDGs
The Justice For All campaign has come together with The Elders, the Legal Empowerment Network, Namati, Pathfinders, and the Fund for Global Human Rights to launch the COVID-19 Grassroots Justice Fund.
We asked grassroots justice defenders about the challenges they were facing during COVID-19, how they were adapting their work, and what support they would need to more effectively serve their communities. Over 90 groups from more than 30 countries took part. These are the results.
Grassroots justice defenders are essential for a just and inclusive COVID-19 response, but they’re under-resourced & under threat. A new brief outlines recommendations for how policymakers, donors, and multilateral institutions can support and protect them.
It is essential that global action plans to tackle climate change include funding and protection for grassroots justice and land defenders
In this article, Stacey Cram compels world leaders to take urgent action to #TipTheScales towards #JusticeForAll in on World Day of Social Justice 2019. “Today, on World Social Justice Day, lend your voice and call on world leaders to fund and protect grassroots justice defenders. Let’s follow the examples set by Mary, Hina, and Claudia and push for what is right – let’s be the movement that creates a new norm that ensures all people have equal access to justice.”
In this article, Grassroots Justice Defender Paul Sixpence shares the protection challenges justice defenders in Zimbabwe are currently facing. According to Sixpence, “the protection from violence, torture, detention and arrest of grassroots human rights defenders by the State has never been paramount in Zimbabwe as is the situation at the moment.”
This blog is part of 10 Weeks of Action: Demanding funding and protection for grassroots justice defenders by calling on our community to sign the #JusticeForAll petition. Each week, we will spotlight how access to justice is critical to the advancement of different thematic issues. The theme for Week 8 is Modern Day Slavery. IJM writes about the uniquely eloquent and effective advocates of “Justice for All” in the form of grassroots justice defenders found in South India, where survivors of bonded labour slavery have formed a registered society to advocate for an end to bonded labour.
This blog is part of 10 Weeks of Action: Demanding funding and protection for grassroots justice defenders by calling on our community to sign the #JusticeForAll petition. Each week, we will spotlight how access to justice is critical to the advancement of different thematic issues. The theme for Week 7 is inequality. The World Justice Project found that in Mexico, torture is one of the worst elements of the security and justice system.
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