New Member Introductions (April 6th 2023 - April 19th 2023)

Welcome new members! :wave:

We are happy to have you join the Legal Empowerment Network. This is a space to connect with fellow practitioners from around the world; keep in touch for solidarity, learning, sharing, and collaboration.

Kindly note that this is also a civilized space, with guidelines, for the purpose of improving the discussions. Please take some time to go through our community guidelines.

This topic brings together new members. Please introduce yourself. Tell us a bit about your work and your expectations for joining the network. You can add a reply using the blue Reply button down below.


A fellow member of the Legal Empowerment Network, Margaret Satterthwaite, was appointed the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers in November 2022. As a longtime advocate for legal empowerment, she will focus her first report to the UN General Assembly on the promise of legal empowerment and its transformative ability to bring justice closer to communities. We invite you to participate in regional consultations with the UN Special Rapporteur.

  • East, West and Southern Africa Regional Consultation: Wednesday April 26 at 12pm Lagos, 1pm Pretoria/Maputo, 2pm Nairobi (interpretation will be available in English, French and Portuguese) - REGISTER HERE
  • Asia Regional Consultation: Thursday April 27 at 4.30pm Delhi, 5.30pm Yangon, 6pm Bangkok/Jakarta, 7pm Manila (interpretation will be available in English, Burmese, Thai and Indonesian Bahasa) - REGISTER HERE
  • Latin America Regional Consultation: Thursday April 27 at 8am CDMX, 9am Bogotá, 10am Santiago, 11am Sao Paulo/Buenos Aires (interpretation will be available in English, Spanish and Portuguese) - REGISTER HERE
  • Eurasai Regional Consultation: Tuesday April 25 at 1pm GMT / 3pm CET - REGISTER HERE

Thank you so much for giving me this wonderful opportunity… :pray:


Am Benson kariba kinyanjui from kenya. I am a human rights defender’s working with Amnesty International Kenya on advocating for justice when individuals are molested in the society. This platform suits my ambitions since I will gain more knowledge on matters related to legal empowerment. I expect to gain more opportunities that will help me connect with other scholars in the globe.

Dear Sir/Madam

Please find the attached documents

I hope you find the above in order

Samson Lehlogonolo Makalela Legal Opinion.pdf (337 KB)

Samson New Education Article 15 2023.pdf (773 KB)