Musa Ndamba was released on bail on 12 June 2018. While we welcome this news, this does not spell the end of the six years of judicial harassment Musa has endured for his work serving his community as a justice defender. His health, family, and livelihood continue to be affected by this judicial abuse, and we must demand #JusticeForAll for Musa and all justice defenders across the globe.
Robert is a grassroots legal advocate in Uganda. This is his story as told by him.
I was born in Northern Uganda and spent my whole childhood in the village. My village had a very big piece of community land where people would graze their animals. We used to enjoy the land a lot. Before the early 1990s, when we still had the grazing lands, we used to play on the land with other kids and our parents used the land to get a lot of food and other resources.
Achmed was a true innovator in the field of grassroots justice and legal empowerment. Read his justice defender story.
Hortencia is a community health worker who helped Acina have a safe and health deliveries despite abuse – read her justice defender story.
Nomboniso was a guiding light for the legal empowerment movement across the Africa region – read her justice defender story.
Juves represents vulnerable communities in Rwanda – read his justice defender story.