This is it folks! We have reached the 10th week of our 10 Weeks of Action and we are focusing on local action towards global justice issues. You can read more about what local action you can take here on the Justice For All website- including information on organizing local events, from public walks to high level meetings with policy makers, or simply by signing the petition for increasing financing and protection of grassroots justice defenders - if you have not signed the petition, you should do so here. If you have, share it with your friends and colleagues!
Naturally, this week’s profiled resource is the Justice For All campaign’s “10 Days of Action: Action Pack,” a new resource which includes practical tools for supporters, partners, and grassroots campaigners to advance the goals of the Justice For All campaign – increasing funding and protection for grassroots justice defenders – around the 10th Anniversary of the Commission of Legal Empowerment of the Poor, called the 10 Days of Local Action.
There are network member events lining up in New York City at the United Nations General Assembly, as well as Argentina, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and the Philippines, and this resource offers practical advice and tools on participating in local action wherever you live. Let us know what actions appeal most to you, or other actions that can help to support grassroots justice in your country here on our forum- we want to hear what you are ready to do!
More about the “10 Days of Action: Action Pack” :
This September, world leaders and grassroots justice defenders will mark the 10th anniversary of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor. This presents us with a unique opportunity. With the attention of world leaders trained on the anniversary, we have the chance to spotlight the work of our community from the last decade and highlight the existing gaps around financing and protection for grassroots justice defenders. In the 10 days following this landmark 10th anniversary, we want to mobilize our community to take local action to change the way that leaders deliver on their promise, made at the United Nations, to ensure all people have equal access to justice. We are calling it the 10 Days of Local Action.
You can access this resource in our library at the following link:
The Featured Resource is a short profile of a key resource found in the resource library of the Global Legal Empowerment Network. These resources can be older or brand new, but they all touch on important themes within legal empowerment. If you have a resource you would like to profile with the network, upload it directly at this link or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org