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Philanthropy and law

Strategic litigation and grassroots power

Aleyamma Mathew 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

To ensure a democratic future, funders should help build ecosystems and get behind intersectional approaches The victory of the Biden-Harris campaign in the 2020 US presidential election was not born out of fundraising campaigns and …

Financing people-centred justice in Africa

Lorenzo M. Wakefield 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

In the many places where access to justice is limited, funders should put money into supporting community-based paralegals The 2019 ‘Justice for All’ report found that 5.1 billion people – a staggering two-thirds of the …

Abolishing slavery once and for all

Nick Grono 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

Few practices have incurred more odium than slavery, yet it persists. Building a philanthropy-backed sustainable litigation ecosystem is key to ending it for good More than 40 million people live in slavery today – where …

Advancing justice is a multi-pronged act

Nicolette Naylor and David Sampson 2 March 2021

Many funders are reluctant to delve into legal work because they see it as too specialised. However, it can be a more supple and accessible instrument for achieving change than they realise To a degree …