In October of 2018, the Global Legal Empowerment Network is organizing its first learning exchange focused on citizenship and legal identity. This learning exchange will be hosted by Namati and three dynamic organizations - Nubian Rights Forum, Haki na Sheria, and Haki Centre - who work with community paralegals to support communities to overcome discrimination in accessing legal identity documents and full citizenship rights. The exchange is open to applicants from around the world.
Participants of this learning exchange will be split into three teams and spend time in the field with Namati’s three implementing partners who will assign them to paralegals. They will accompany paralegals as they visit communities and handle cases relating to birth certificates, ID cards, passports, and death certificates; meet with civil society leaders working on citizenship rights; discuss tactics for high-level advocacy, including using grassroots data to call for change in policy and practice; and collectively workshop common challenges and develop concrete work plans for taking forward lessons learned.
As the global movement for legal empowerment continues to grow, these exchanges are a powerful magnet for creativity, solidarity, and problem-solving. We hope you’ll apply to join us in October. We’re looking forward to learning with you.
You can find more information on the exchange and fill out the application form here: Learning Exchanges. The deadline to apply is June 3rd, 2018.
*Only organizations working on citizenship, statelessness, or with groups without national legal identity are eligible to apply.
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