New member introductions (19 March - 1 April 2020)

Welcome new members! :wave:

We are glad you are here. This a space where you can make new friends from around the world and keep in touch for solidarity, learning, sharing and collaboration.

Here in this topic we bring together new members to celebrate your arrival.

Please introduce yourself! How did you find us and what prompted you to join? What are you working on right now that you want to share or that you need help with? Just add a reply using the blue Reply button at the bottom.

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Hi everyone, I am Angie from South Africa. I found Namati when I was searching for funding for our NPO. I decided to join cos it looked like I could learn a lot from everyone. So yeah, here I am.

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Hello Team,

Am Rajul Joseph, from Kenya. A Bsc. Land Administration graduate from Technical University of Kenya. Am a Land tenure enthusiast, Land succession and a Land policy specialist. Currently Hoping for any Land related scholarships for my Masters. Any leads will be highly appreciated…

Regards,

Rajul Joseph,

Bsc. Land Administration.

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greetings from Kakamega and Wakwetu Youth Group, Kenya currently we are working on community sensitization program we are helping the national and country government in educating residents on covid19, issuing of sanitizers and masks as a prevention measure in Kakamega our main focus being rural remote areas. on the other hand, Kakamega Social justice we are following up closely the conduct of policemen/women as the government imposed a curfew between 7pm to 5am Kenyan time. we are documenting several police harassments and brutality cases in Kakamega one case of interest being yesternight police assaulted Ramathan Juma 35 years of age and of unsound mind. as I write Mr. Ramadhan is dead due to the brutality in the hand of the police

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Hi @AngyM, @rajuljoseph and @brianwamukota, thank you for introducing yourselves and welcome to the Global Legal Empowerment Network!

Here I share some links of interest:

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My name is Okot Fredrick Nauries. Currentlyworking with IOM DTM project at the border of elegu. Ugandan citizen, am working on social Justice issues, community development, sensitisation on encouraging education on my off days through community gatherings that in Lango and it is helpful.

These was due to the 26 year LRA war in the Lango and Acholi sub regions in the northern part of Uganda. Am more focused on social Justice issues for it involve local resources that I can afford. These issues include: Inequality (where very individual must be treated equitably and fair by society), Stereotyping (There is positive and negative Stereotyping. These can happen to HIV/AIDS infected persons, persons with disability, unveiled in social relationship), Segregation (Sexuality and gender wide and serious in my locality), Child welfare, Forced child labor, Child abuse and neglect, Civil rights, Early child marriage, Elderly seen as burden in the community.

Its really important. I always do these for a week every month. And what you can do to help me is funding so I can make a new project for the next 15 years. Thank you and God bless you.

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Dear @okot,

Thanks for introducing yourself and welcome to the Global Legal Empowerment Network!

Access to funding is of course an important priority for many organizations. Opportunities are often shared through the forum, so I suggest you keep a close look at email summaries from the forum and log in regularly, and investigate those opportunities as they come up.

There is a specific Recurring fundraising & grant opportunities for legal empowerment topic with good leads for funding too that you can look at, and contribute to with questions or suggestions for other members.

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Thank you so much. These will be a good opportunity for my community.

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Greetings to you all. I am Diana from Uganda. I work with Women Rights Initiative in Jinja where we fight against gender bases violence especially against women and children. And also ensuring that they access justice through sensitization. I found Namati on my Facebook page as I was trying to search fornuthe organisations which empower women in accessing justice through sensitization at the community grassroot levels. However, the covid 19 has hindered our progress in the activities we have been conducting and now working remotely online which is creating an impact on the women empowerment.

But all in all I am grateful to join you.

Thanks.

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Dear @sanyudiana, thanks for introducing yourself and welcome to the Global Legal Empowerment Network!

You can find organizations working on legal empowerment and women’s rights through the Network’s member directory -you can select “Women’s rights” or “Gender-based violence” as the issue, and then you can also search by country.

As for Covid-19, these are indeed difficult times for all of us, and plenty of organizations and grassroots groups are seeing their work affected. You can have a look at the different discussions, events and resources that are being shared in the #covid19 category of the community discussions forum. In particular, I think the following would be of interest to you:

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