Call for Expressions of Interest for Legal Empowerment Groups in Southeast Asia
If your organization is based in Southeast Asia, you use legal empowerment strategies to pursue land and environmental justice and your work centers on women, youth, or disabled people, please apply now.
An estimated two-thirds of the global population—5.1 billion people—are being failed by justice systems. That means when their rights are violated, they have nowhere to turn for help.
The Legal Empowerment Fund (LEF) offers long-term core funding to grassroots activists and organizations who are supporting their communities to tackle systemic injustices and advocate for expanded protections under the law.
Around the world, Indigenous peoples’ lands have been stolen without their consent. But along the Atlantic coast of Honduras, the Afro-Indigenous Garifuna people took their case to a top international court—and won. Learn how their landmark victory is setting an important legal precedent about free, prior, and informed consent for other Indigenous communities in the region.
Atieno Odhiambo is the director of the Legal Empowerment Fund. A lawyer by training, Odhiambo’s experience ranges from working for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya to representing marginalized populations in Washington State and Kenya. She has a BA in history from Rice University and a JD from Tulane Law School.
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