My organization Citizens Bureau for Development and Productivity (CBDP) a local NGO in Liberia developed from the restructured of the Liberia National Police (LNP) is working with community leaders and residents, trained as mediators to increase access to justice in low income communities where the poor people cannot afford to access Justice through the formal law court. The goal is to mediate dispute in a fair and transparent manner as deemed satisfactory to the conflicting parties, while reducing the burden off the formal court of law.
We worked to increase Access to Justice for vulnerable populations of Pakistan with financial assistance from The Asia Foundation but due to unavoidable situations program could not sustained, however as an organization we continued our efforts and right now we have a Justice Forum at District level which includes Lawyers, Media persons, Academia, Civil Society Members and social activists. In Pakistan there are many forums available for legal aid at Federal and provincial levels but unfortunately implementation and provision is a question mark. We can sensitize these institutes & departments to provide Access to Justice and Justice for All!
Thank you for asking @cocolammers.Its a reminder ,a wake up call
We are fortunate as a team. For we are all almost undergoing Citizen Journalist training. This has given us Lee way and we keep our leaders on toes.
We no longer need the big media homes to air out woes for most are selective in reporting and binded by the media laws passed in our Country
This laws do not apply to us CSOs for we are not members of media Council of Kenya.
We do our report as raw as it is and many leaders moves to cover or correct before the damage.
Social media is our main tool ,we frequent radio stations too for its easier to access and commonly tunned in by grassroots. This is when we call for action and many more.
Magazine publications, whatsapp groups are our other alternatives.
My team in Kwale recently got the County government sit and pass a budget for public toilets. This was after much publicity from our team with an intention of storming the County offices.
Great reading through everyone’s updates! Truly remarkable work going on and we are keen to support and promote what you are doing! Right now you can share your experiences and help shape the future of the justice sector by taking the Pathfinders Taskforce Think Justice survey (it will only take 10-15 minutes).
The Pathfinders Taskforce on Justice is writing a report that will shape the future of our sector. This flagship report, will outline recommendations for how governments and other actors can live up to the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals to deliver justice to all. Unfortunately, the draft version of this report does not adequately reflect the vital role that civil society and grassroots legal empowerment groups play in delivering Justice For All. This is not okay.
Thankfully, there is still time to influence this report. We need your help to ensure that the grassroots justice and legal empowerment groups are included as a key solution towards achieving the “justice for all” commitments of the SDGs.
All the details are in the following topic and you can also see a short video I made today to explain the importance of this moment: