We convene 14,800 members representing over 3,700 organizations from 175 countries.
We are building a world where the communities most impacted by injustice can defend their rights and take part in making decisions that affect them. Our commitment to helping people know, use, and shape the law – a process known as legal empowerment – unites us.
The Grassroots Justice Network is unlike any other network. For me personally, and for my colleagues at the Legal Aid Society, it’s been a source of inspiration and it’s constantly educated us. I can’t think of another platform that brings together so many regional movements and organizations. …You feel like you are part of a bigger global movement. You’re part of a global tribe.
Legal Aid Society, Pakistan
The reality of our work is that pushing for our rights and communities’ rights can be extremely draining. If we do not have lessons to learn from, it is very easy to throw in the towel. The Grassroots Justice Network has really been helpful to act as a motivator…to see that people are facing the same challenges in different parts of the globe. It gives you that nudge to keep going.
Natural Justice, Kenya
I’ve been a part of so many movements where I’ve had to be quiet. Where you have to work your way up to a certain level to be heard….But inside of the Grassroots Justice Network, everyone mattered. It almost seemed like the least of us were the ones who mattered the most. It’s been the safest place for me to ask questions but also to share and gain knowledge. It’s like a one-stop shop.
Nondo Nobel Bwami
Asylum Access, Tanzania
[The learning exchange] was absolutely amazing. It helped me develop new ways of thinking of my work and challenges. It has connected me to many new people and networks who can benefit my work. I learned a lot about best practices and got new ideas from fellow participants.
Lawyers for Human Rights, South Africa