The Open Society Justice Initiative, TIFA Foundation, Namati and the Indonesia Legal Resource Center (ILRC) have issued a call for applications for the Southeast Asia Regional Meeting on Legal Empowerment to be held from 6-7 November 2012 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Organizations providing paralegal services, interested in learning from experiences of other to address common challenges and/or interested to know more about the impact of their programs and how to improve them can apply.
This event provides a space for NGO leaders and program managers working directly with paralegals, operating in Southeast Asia, to learn from each other in a variety of areas including:
- The challenges of using legal empowerment to empower people across the region
- How programmes work with marginalized groups
- Practical tips in managing paralegal programmes
- Scaling up services and government support
The meeting is open to organizations or individuals who meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must be directly involved in managing the operation of a legal empowerment program which has a direct and sustained relationship with communities at the grassroots level;
- Must build the capacity of community members to understand laws or government processes, and to exercise their rights using community-based paralegals, whether paid or volunteers;
- All applicants must be Southeast Asia4based. Countries include: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, China, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Singapore,Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and Brunei.
Deadline: 7 September 2012
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