Adaptation and Collaboration: Grassroots Justice Work in the Pandemic
Marlon J. Manuel | Namati and the Legal Empowerment Network | Philippines
Sara Hossain | Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (Blast) | Bangladesh
Yogi Zul Fadhli | LBH (Legal Aid Institute) | Indonesia
Shireen Irani | iProbono | India
Mohamed Jalloh | Lady Ellen Women’s Aid Foundation | Sierra Leone
This session will be a conversation on how grassroots justice groups continue their legal empowerment work to address the justice challenges brought about, or aggravated by, the current global crisis. It will tackle how the health crisis adversely impacts those working with grassroots communities, and how they cope and respond to the challenges. The session will also focus on injustices and rights violations that are happening, or may potentially happen, as a result of the health crisis and emergency actions undertaken by governments. The session will be an opportunity to explore ways by which grassroots justice groups can work together and support each other’s work.