The project, “Stories from the Field: Overcoming Access to Justice Barriers through Grassroots Communities’ Participation and Collective Action” is a 3-year project supported by the IDRC (International Development Research Centre).
It consists of multi-thematic research studies to generate knowledge and evidence on key legal empowerment approaches and their contribution to empowering and strengthening grassroots communities’ participation and collective action to bridge access to justice gaps.
The project has several specific objectives:
- To understand the effective and innovative legal empowerment approaches that help and strengthen grassroots communities in addressing policy and enforcement gaps in access to justice
- To generate evidence on the impact of key legal empowerment approaches in empowering grassroots communities for justice system reforms and their ability to access and use legal mechanisms and remedies for addressing their issues and concerns, and for protecting and enforcing their rights.
- To develop a common framework and learning agenda for legal empowerment organizations to strengthen legal empowerment strategies in the Philippines and the Southeast Asia region.
The project focuses on 3 key legal empowerment approaches that the ALG network has been using: Strategic Litigation, Paralegal Development, and Policy Reform Advocacy. Aside from this, there will also be parallel research to be conducted by our partners in Malaysia (DHRRA Malaysia), Thailand (Community Resource Centre Foundation), and Indonesia (Indonesia Judicial Research Society).
Date: September 27, 2022