FGM

According to the World Health Organisation, it is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), with three million at risk every year. FGM is defined as the removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons (whether complete or incomplete)… Read more

News from Lesvos

Lawyers Against Poverty is delighted that Oxfam in Greece, European Lawyers in Lesvos and the Greek Council for Refugees yesterday announced the release of a pamphlet on seeking asylum in Lesvos (entitled Seeking Asylum: Basic Legal Information for Applicants of International Protection). It is available in ten different languages (Amharic,… Read more

Drinks for Members and Friends

Lawyers Against Poverty is hosting an evening for members and friends at 17:30-19:30 on Wednesday 10 April! It will be at Baker McKenzie (100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA). As well as an occasion to meet other individuals involved with our organisation, including the volunteers who lead our working… Read more

Just Lawyers One Day Hackathon

Just Lawyers are holding a one day hackathon at the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights, Mansfield College, Oxford from 9:00 to 17:30 on Monday 11 March. Please join us! We will bring together in-house lawyers, academics and others for a day of discussion, interviews and development of content for the… Read more

An Account of Volunteering in Togo

With a population of around 7.6 million, Togo is one of the smallest countries in Africa, bordered by Benin, Ghana and Burkina Faso. Agriculture accounts for about 30% of its economy and it enjoys a well-developed export sector due to valuable phosphate deposits. Despite this, the country is suffering an… Read more

The Plight of Women Refugees

Research by Amnesty International exposes the inhumane and unsafe conditions that women refugees suffer in the course of transit to Europe and once they arrive. Interviewing 40 women and girls who had travelled from Turkey to Europe through Greece, the organisation recounted the consensus among them of feeling threatened or… Read more

Making Land Rights a Reality

Land sustains life and is an essential economic resource. As soon as rights to land are threatened, so are the livelihoods and lives of the women, men and communities depending on it. Across the world today, 2.5 billion women and men depend on indigenous and community lands covering more than… Read more