Announcing the world's first legal empowerment awards
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January 2015
Calling All Grassroots Justice Organizations!
Dear Friends,

Across the globe there are a great many unsung heroes working to deliver justice. Few of them receive the recognition they deserve. We want to change that.

That is why we are launching the world’s first prize to reward impact, sustainability and innovation in the field of legal empowerment.

A prize fund of $17,000 is available for organizations and individuals putting the law in people’s hands to tackle poverty, injustice or other social problems.
The Justice Prize is being launched in partnership with BRAC, World Justice Project and the UN Development Programme.
Nominate a Project
The Justice Prize is open to individuals, non-profit organizations, and social enterprises. Individual projects that are just one part of an organization's work can also be nominated.

The judges will be looking for projects that have demonstrated extraordinary impact on people's lives and that have the potential to grow in scale. The judges will also be looking for work that delivers justice in the face of great difficulties.
Achmed Sesay Memorial Prize

The top prize, of US$10,000, is named for Achmed Sesay, a community paralegal who worked to provide people with access to justice in Sierra Leone. Achmed, whose many victories included helping villagers get compensation when an iron mine flooded their land, was killed by a swerving truck in 2013.
There are second (US$3,000) and third place (US$2,000) prizes and smaller prizes in a series of sub-categories - including for new organizations and those working on a limited budget.
Enter the Justice Prize
You can apply or nominate an organization for the Namati Justice Prize at the website or via email at
The initial application takes less than five minutes to complete.

Applications or nominations must be received by February 28, 2014.
Once the initial application and nominations are in, shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide documentation and examples of their work and will need to sign up to the Global Legal Empowerment Network. Judging will be by a panel of six leaders in the field of legal empowerment.
If you have any questions or for more information please email
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