Legal empowerment to grassroot and vulnerable women and girls is like chlorophyll. chlorophyll is the green coloring matter in a leaf.
However, nutritionists argue that chlorophyll has a huge impact on both plants and human beings. That it helps people to boost their red blood cells, help with weight loss, heal damaged skin, neutralize toxins,cut inflammation among other things. In green plants, chlorophyll is a living soul and once it ceases, plants drys up or perish and perhaps surfer irreparable damages.
Likewise, in the absence of legal empowerment to the most needy that seeks to establish the rule of law and ensure equal and equitable access to justice and tackle the root causes of exclusion, vulnerability, legal empowerment is both preventive and curative. It goes way beyond to the grundnorm that seem to suggest that the same should inherently and be embedded in the basic norm or rule/order that form the basis for constitutionalism and the rule of law that should be promoted and enhanced by the states to give a living soul to vulnerable women and girls at the grassroot to raise up and defend their fundamental rights and civil liberties.