We wanted to share with you some highlights from a small event Namati held last evening in New York City to share the power of our movement. The evening was a gathering of friends, supporters, and new allies who were interested to hear about Namati's work and that of our colleagues working to build this movement. You were all with us in spirit as our CEO @vivekmaru outlined our vision to put the power of the law in the hands of the people and relayed moving stories of the work done at the grassroots every day by paralegals across the world.
Reflecting on the findings of the mobile birth registration that NRF in conjunction with Namati and UNHCR held last month where out of the 2,100 birth applications only 408 of the 420 births certificates issued were collected and the others are still being processed. This event that only lasted for three days on the ground with this high turn out. The collection day just like the application day had a huge turn out as seen in the picture and still the paralegals played a major role of guiding the applicants in checking for errors, advising those whose applications were denied on additional supporting documents for their applications and even to call the applicants who never came to collect their birth certificates and those who had not yet aid for their births to be processed.
On September 25th 2015 the new 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by 193 countries at the United National General Assembly. Tackling injustice has been placed at the heart of this framework. While we must celebrate the substantial gains made by the Justice 2015 Campaign, we cannot under estimate the challenges that lie ahead. Now is the time for pragmatic, actionable next steps. The adoption of the new Global Goals marked the end of a three year process proclaimed as the most inclusive in the United Nationsâ€™ 70 year history. Over 11 million citizens shared their opinions andâ€¦
I am happy to share with you two articles written by our community paralegals (enviro-legal coordinators) and Program Managers associated with the CPR-Namati Environment Justice Program in India. In their writing they first locate their problem solving efforts in the larger context of the long standing environmental problems in specific parts of coastal Gujarat (India). They then go on to talk about their efforts to get successful environment justice remedies.
This film by Network member LANCAU in the Far West of Nepal illustrates how villagers are already making the connection between justice and their need for basic services.
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