3 million cases remain pending globally as of December 2016, the number predicted to rise to 5 million by 2020.
“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organised conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”
– Frederick Douglass
Upholding the quality of justice services through legal aid and legal awareness, strengthening the capacity of civil society, exercising equal and fair application of the law, promoting transparency in the judicial system, and upholding professionalism in service delivery, in order to ensure smooth access to justice.
USD 33.12 M
recovered on behalf of female clients through 192,782 alternative dispute resolutions and 64,410 court cases
women graduated from human rights and legal education courses
total decimals of land measured and 6,786 free land measurement services for clients living in ultra poverty
BRAC provides critical support for paralegal advisory services, which train young people to support vulnerable justice seekers in prisons as well as a range of institutions of the criminal justice system. This partnership began under a bilateral project of Ministry of Home Affairs, starting in one district in 2008, and is now working in 11 out of 40 districts.
It has been a pleasure working with BRAC. The HRLS team has been extremely responsive, open to suggestions and willing to try new ideas. We are excited about the new models that BRAC is developing to offer property rights related services in a sustainable manner to the most vulnerable segments of the population in Bangladesh.
WHAT WE DO
HOW WE DO IT
Barefoot lawyers conduct interactive legal education courses for women.
Trained facilitators provide insight into rights-based issues to community leaders.
Expert panel lawyers provide affordable access to legal representation.
WHY IT WORKS
Amplifying her voice
Advocating for legal rights right on the doorsteps of women living in rural areas
Promoting peaceful solutions
Out-of-court settlements and alternative dispute resolutions in accordance with the law
Reaching every corner
400 specialised staff in 462 legal aid clinics across 61 districts of Bangladesh