New Member Introductions (November 3rd 2022 - November 16th 2022)

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.

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My name is Bright Mtowa i work as aparalegal office at paralegal advisory service institute (PASI) My duties are as follows Conduct legal empowerment to the accused person inclusing women and children in courts,prisons and at the police so that they might represent themselves in court I also do surity tracing and orientation incase someone has been granted bail but the relatives are not aware we trace them physically or through phone calls, I also do case follow ups sometimes the cases might take so long or pre trial custodial time limit has exceed arcoding to the malawi penal code i can follow with the responsible state prosecutors and magistrates to decide howmto help that person through bail or speedy trial I also organise the camp courts in a situation that the expired remand warrants have expired acording to malawi penal code my organisation invites magistrates prosecutors to prison so that their cases might be heard inside the prison either tomgrant them bail or extend the dates tomthe next hearing

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I am Ambassador Sylvestre Sidie Mohamed Kallon a Human Rights Development and Peace Practitioner. I currently work as Human Rights Expert for the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone and also a National Team Lead and CEO for an indigenous organization working to promote social justice, human rights and bring Hope to children young people and women in deprived situations through advocacy and sustainable livelihoods initiatives. I am joining this honorable team to contribute to providing access to justice to women and children particularly children in Street Situations including those with disabilities.

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GOOD HARVEST ORGANIZATION IS AN NGO BASED IN THE REGION OF KATAVI TANZANIA with registration number 00NGO/R/1225.Our Programs are 1.women domestic violence court assistance scheme 2.Juvenile Justice visiting service 3.Prisoners’advice services .4.Alternative dispute settlement services https://goodharvestorganisationorg.wordpress.com

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Hello my name is Given Sibanda I am junior programmes lawyer with the Legal Resources Foundation, Zimbabwe. Legal Resources Foundation is a charitable organization that provides legal services and promotes Human Rights among the vulnerable and marginalized in Zimbabwe. With more than five years of work experience in litigation and legal education. Fighting the worthy cause for the voiceless, vulnerable and marginalized members of my society. The law is a developmental tool to bring about greater change in the society.

My duties include providing legal assistance to clients and handles strategic litigation, conducting research and advocacy initiatives, conducting training of justice sector actors such as police, prisons and traditional leaders, compiles programme reports and any other reports required by supervisor, represents the organization at provincial meetings with the various stakeholders, managing performance of immediate subordinates including coaching and mentoring of paralegals and interns.

To learn more about how the law as a tool for social development can be used or has been used in advancing social and environmental justice all over the world and Zimbabwe in particular. To share my experiences and learning more from others and also to network and share notes with various individuals from different jurisdictions.

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Hello everyone!

A warm welcome to the Legal Empowerment Network!

I wanted to share here the public launch of our first online, self-guided course: Legal Empowerment 101:Combining the power of law with the power of people. The 5-week course includes 8-10 hours of material and is available in English, Français and Español.

Learn about our movement Compressed

Legal Empowerment 101 is designed to give justice advocates an introduction to the legal empowerment framework. We’re hoping that this course can inspire and equip learners to draw from examples of legal empowerment around the world to consider how to address justice challenges in their own communities.

I see some of you are already enrolled in the English version of the course - excited to virtually interact with all of you in the weeks to come! :grinning:

You can learn more about the course in this promo video.

Feel free to write to networklearning@namati.org with any questions!

Thank you, and we hope to see you in the course,

Dominique, Rebecca, and the Network Team

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Assalom alaykum.My name is Rukhiddin Komilov from Uzbekistan.I.m leader human rights organisation who called Commite protection person law. I.m lawyer to and work as advokate in the legal law firm in Tashkent. Tashkent is capital Republic of Uzbekistan.I.m sorry for many mistakes.

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Hi All Good evening and Namastey from Nepal This is Karna Bahadur Nepali ( you can spell Karna Nepali) from Nepal. I am a development worker. Since the beginning of my professional career in 2003 in Dalit NGO federation (DNF) Kathmandu, I had led, experienced and implemented the sustainable result-based integrated programmes regarding with Education, sustainable livelihoods, food Security, GESI, Policy Advocacy, Good Governance, Child Safeguarding, Institutional Capacity building, Partnership Management, youth engagement, DRRCCA/resilient, strategic planning, Community Health (ASRH, Nutrition, RH, adolescent friendly health services (AFHS) and WASH, GEDSI ( Gender Equality, Diversity and Social Inclusion), WASH, and private sector engagement in DRRM having directly and close collaboration with government agancies and other stakeholders like community, CSOs (Civil society organization/NGOs), Networks (Dalit NGO Federation), INGOs, EU, DFID, USAID, UN agencies and government agencies from sub-national, national and international level in diverse projects. I have long practical experiences on leading quality programme design and management successfully focused to integrated project to ensure the basic needs of the poor and marginalized communities applying diverse community transformation tools. As I am working in Development Sectors, I am pursuing my LLB also. Therefore my expectation is to enhance my knowledge on legal background, instruments and tools for my further career.

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Hi Romina Del Sordo and team

Many Thanks for your email and I am happy to be a member of the network. I am a development worker and would like to enhance my skills, knowledge and understanding on Legal requirements.

Thanks

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Hi everyone!

Thanks for sharing about you and your amazing work! Here is a list of things you might find interesting to do as you start engaging in the forum:

  • Exploring the forum and the discussions that are taking place at the moment.
  • Exploring the Resource Library, where you will find resources about legal empowerment & access to justice.
  • Exploring the Network’s Member Directory and connect with like minded individuals from across the world

Am Masika Jackline working with Centre for Citizens Conserving Environment and Management as an officer in charge of gender justice

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Hi everyone my name is Sylvia from South Africa I’m a paralegal by profession,and currently involved in gbv and helping the homeless and vulnerable children and adults only started this organisation and thank you for welcoming me

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Hi, I am Jackline Mwaniki I work as a finance and support officer for the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy country office in Kenya. I am currently overlooking an EU-funded project in Kenya with NIMD as the lead partner. We majorly focus on democracy and governance through the democracy support to political parties, parliament, and key independent governance stakeholders. I am honored to be part of this community for personal growth as well as the contribution of my expertise in matters of budgeting and finance.

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Pls when is the free training of this great medium starting?

Thanks I appreciate your efforts and good work and I’ll like to ask for your support to extend your work to Nigeria, where we have a big general elections coming up next year february, will be glad to hear from you. Timothy Timinipre Ikidi ikiditimothytiminipre@gmail.com

Hi Timothy Ikidi, your call for support for our foth-coming general elections is deserving. I proudly join you for this needful call!

Best regards, Oseni Yusuf, Founder, Youth Anti-drug Campaign Africa( YADCA) FROM Nigeria.

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Thanks Oseni I hope we can contribute our quarter to a peaceful and successful elections next year if we can get the funds to actualize our sensitization on electoral violence and thuggery which has been the reason behind most deaths in the period of Elections in Nigeria, I look forward to hearing you also on your Anti-drug Campaign in Nigeria, which has destroyed the future of most of our promising youths.

Thank all and we need to work us team