How Access to Justice Helps in the Fight Against Poverty

Date: 01/31/2018     By: Peter Chapman   |   Senior Policy Officer, OSF Justice Initiative   |   Linkedin


American social justice activist Bryan Stevenson tells us that the opposite of poverty is not wealth, but justice. This would not come as a surprise for the families of the 34 workers killed at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa in 2012, who have spent years struggling for safe and adequate housing as well as compensation for their family members’ deaths. Such an argument would also not be novel for the Sawhoyamaxa community in Paraguay, who have struggled for decades for recognition of their ancestral lands, either.

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