Legal empowerment is about leveling the playing field to ensure people who are excluded are given a fair share
Short but powerful video depicts how Namati.org understands and values Legal empowerment. The problem – poor people in many societies are “legally invisible”. Lawyers, when present, are doing little for the poor.
As Jim Goldston asserts, legal empowerment is about “helping the poor to recover their place within the law and legal institutions”. It is an effort to “build the knowledge and capacity of the people and the community to act on their own behalf.”