This week’s featured resource is “The Case to Fund and Protect Grassroots Justice Defenders” a policy brief which comes to us from Namati on behalf of the Justice for all campaign
Citizens around the world are demanding that governments fulfil their promise to provide access to justice for all people by 2030, in accordance with the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a massive undertaking: currently, an estimated 4 billion people are unable to access justice. Closing the justice gap will require coordinated action from a multitude of actors. Key to these efforts is ensuring that all people, everywhere, have access to the independent legal support needed to prevent and secure remedies to pervasive justice problems.
This policy brief offers recommendations for policymakers, donors, and multilateral institutions on how to finance and protect the grassroots justice defenders who provide essential legal support to communities. In every region of the world, these champions of legal empowerment—who mostly hail from civil society—are helping people to know, use, and shape the law.
Grassroots justice defenders are vital to expanding access to justice, yet they are under-resourced and under threat. By pledging to invest in legal empowerment efforts and secure the safety of grassroots justice defenders, world leaders can take crucial steps toward achieving the 2030 Agenda’s commitments for people, planet, prosperity, and peace.
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To learn more about the Justice For All campaign, visit www.justiceforall2030.org
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