In many communities, lack of access to credit can prevent people from making a living. But our legal partners have worked with Oxfam, local banks and farmers to help them grow their businesses.
WWF-UK have fought the development of shale gas exploration due to concerns over water contamination caused by drilling. A4ID assisted in researching relevant laws, used to inform WWF-UK’s strategy.
Advocates for International Development (A4ID), the charity that brokers pro bono legal advice for the international development sector, this month reached a new milestone in its mission to support the fight against global poverty through the law.
Lawyers sourced by A4ID assist Stop the Traffik in their campaign to end child trafficking in the chocolate industry.
A4ID’s global network worked with international human rights organization Equality Now helping them to realise the civil, political, economic and social rights of girls and women.
A4ID lawyers provided legal assistance to Hand in Hand, who work for economic and social empowerment by supporting the development of enterprises and jobs and the generation of higher incomes.
Lack of access to electricity isn’t just an inconvenience but a serious barrier to development. But legal support from A4ID is helping one NGO effectively address this problem across Africa.
Illegal logging has serious consequences for development and the environment. But thanks to work by our legal and development partners the import of illegal timber is now banned in the EU.
In Niger pastoralists are often unable to secure their land rights, threatening access to food and livelihoods. But new legal research has helped to empower the community and protect their rights.
In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, A4ID lawyers travelled to Laos in December 2007 to deliver training in mediation, negotiation and arbitration to over 30 members of the Lao Bar Association.