It's a wrap! The 2nd Annual Legal Empowerment Leadership Course comes to a close

It has been a busy but inspiring week at the 2nd annual Legal Empowerment Leadership Course in Budapest. Over sixty practitioners from Pakistan, Mongolia, Macedonia, Argentina, Senegal, Mexico and more than a dozen other countries came together at the Central European University to reflect on history, strategy, and evidence of the legal empowerment movement.


The one-week course was structured around three case studies: citizenship rights in Bangladesh and Kenya, the right to health in India, and the evolution of the legal empowerment movement in the Philippines.

With an emphasize on peer-to-peer learning, participants worked together to explore questions like: “What are the prospects for financing community-based justice services at scale?” and “How can we translate the learning from grassroots casework into systemic reform?”

The passion of the instructors and energy of the participants made this one-of-a-kind course a dynamic learning experience for all.

As one participant, @alejandrafma from Argentina, tweeted: “Last day #LegalEmpCourse impressive people, exciting stories, a unique experience!..”

To all of those who attended, thank you for sharing your opinions, ideas, challenges, and energy with us here at Namati, and our course partners, the Central European University, BRAC University, Open Society Justice Initiative, and the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies.

For those of you who could not attend, do stay tuned for future online and in-person learning opportunities from the Global Legal Empowerment Network. We will post them here in community discussion forum, on Twitter, and on Namati’s Facebook Page.

Below are a few more photos from the week. For those who attended, feel free to share your own on this thread too! If you would like to read more about the course experience, check out the blog on Namati’s main website.

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Gracias por tanto!!! Es muy motivador saber que no estamos solos, y que este movimiento esta en marcha!!! Estaremos ansiosos por el proxino #LegalEmpCourse, sobre todo si pudieramos recibirlos en LatinoAmerica Buen regreso a casa para todos!!

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