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Engaging pro-bono lawyers and peer legal counselors for expanding access to justice

Kituo Cha Sheria (Legal Advice Centre) helps to empower prisoners to advocate for themselves by providing legal education in Kenyan prisons.

Issues of poverty, marginalization, and vulnerability affect people’s access to justice. Kituo Cha Sheria, founded in 1973 by a small group of legal professionals, works to combat this lack of access by providing free education to the most marginalized communities, particularly prison inmates. In Kenya, the ratio of legal practitioners to the population is 1 to 5,000, so these services are desperately needed.

Using interactive maps, virtual field visits and storytelling to document human rights violations in areas difficult to access

Al Haq combines maps, new media and storytelling to raise awareness about human rights violations taking place in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), locations that are often very difficult to access.

AL Haq is a Palestinian non-governmental human rights advocacy organization. It promotes human rights and the rule of law in the OPT by monitoring and documenting violations.  Al Haq is active in filing court cases against perpetrators in front of both national and international courts.

Signing a demands petition and collecting mass signatures to support the cause and mobilize the community

The Rebel Movement started a signature petition in order to call for the removal of Egyptian then-president Mohamed Morsi.

The Rebel Movement wanted power in Egypt to transition from then-president Morsi to the Supreme Constitutional Court chief judge. To do so, they organized a petition with the goal of collecting 15 million signatures by June 30, 2013, the date which marked one year of Morsi’s rule.

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