Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the network’s response (including the launch of the COVID-19 Grassroots Justice Fund and the COVID-19 forum category), we delayed posting the results of the 2019 annual member survey until now. As the pandemic continues to ebb and flow around the globe, we wanted to share the results of our community’s annual survey at long last. While responses would be quite different given the current context, it is still informative to see where our community is and what direction we want to go collectively in the future.
There are 5 key highlights listed below, and you can find the full survey results here: 2019 Annual Survey Results (External).pdf (1.2 MB)
Land & environmental justice and women’s rights continue to be the top thematic issue areas
Community organizing and training support are critical areas to improve
Community organizing & empowerment, and training & supporting community paralegals are the top two areas of practice for the second year in a row. Members want more resources and opportunities in these areas, and they have increased in importance and difficulty within the context of the pandemic. The leadership course will also include sessions devoted to these topics and we hope to announce more resources and virtual opportunities on these in the coming months.
Funding sustainability continues to be increasingly difficult
The Network’s learning activities are having an impact!
Our African members are more engaged and vocal in this year’s survey!
Feel free to share your reflections and thoughts on any of this year’s survey results. Or let the community know how you feel the current circumstances might change any of the results in the comments below.