A mobile registration event in Kilifi county, Kenya. 

Dear Friend, 
Last year, the Kenyan government introduced a digital ID initiative that threatened to entrench the exclusion of 5 million Muslims from society.   
Our new piece in WIRED tells the story of how together, legal empowerment groups and affected communities challenged the discriminatory scheme. And won, at least for now.

Read the article

Dozens of countries with discriminatory regimes are currently exploring a transition to digital identity. This essay shows how legal empowerment efforts—like those in Kenya—can shift the focus from technology to equality.

We would love to hear your reflections on the issues raised in the article. Join us in a discussion on the Global Legal Empowerment Network's online forum. 

With love and respect, 

Vivek, Laura, Aisha, and Mustafa

Movements start with awareness.
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