5 billion people around the world lack basic access to justice. These organizations are out to change that.

By sharing the knowledge and skills needed to exercise basic rights, legal empowerment advocates are helping disenfranchised people fight pollution, gain access to clean water and sanitation, protect land rights and more.

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Photo courtesy of Microjustice4All
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The Microjustice4All team in Peru reviews a map of the village of Caucato before conducting a census as part of their work following the Pisco earthquake. Photo courtesy of Microjustice4All
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As part of its strategy of legal empowerment, the California-based Center for Race, Poverty, and the Environment collaborates with local community groups to build an organizing plan alongside legal cases. Here, Juan Flores, a community organizer for the organization, is seen taking part in the Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice march in 2018. Photo courtesy of 350.org, from Flickr, Taken by Brooke Anderson with Survival Media Agency, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
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