Firm contact: Sophie Orr and Patrick Rickerfor
Read the inspiring story of MAKOKO. MAKOKO is an authentically sourced, ethically produced, African-inspired women’s fashion collection. It creates opportunities for the African diaspora in the fashion industry by training unemployed Ghanaian women in fashion production, and introducing the garments they produce to the Western market.
When the Eleos Foundation needed legal support for a project providing low-cost “tele-medicine” services in India, A4ID was able to provide help through Dechert, one of our Legal Partners.
The cost of drugs can prevent many people from accessing healthcare. Work by our legal partners for MSF led to patent agreements which will help ensure drugs are available for the developing world.
A4ID assisted Oxfam International and the Control Arms campaign in sourcing lawyers from around the world to establish a Legal Response Network that could support ATT negotiations by providing free, real time legal advice during the conference sessions.
Jubilee Scotland is committed to raising awareness of sovereign debt arbitration. Work through A4ID has led to a parliamentary motion and a People’s Debt Tribunal in Scottish Parliament.
A4ID has recently launched its new Legal Health Check tool for international development organisations, designed to promote a better, more in-depth understanding of their legal needs, and thus helping them in their fight against global poverty and injustice.
When Nyamizi’s husband died she was accused of witchcraft and forced from her home. Our legal partners have worked with HelpAge International to recommend legal protections for vulnerable people.
It is inevitable that disasters do happen. But new work by our legal partners considers how the law can be used to ensure that the international response is as swift and effective as possible.
Despite areas of rapid economic growth, three quarters of India’s population still live on less than $2 a day.