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Barefoot Lawyers Empowering Rural Bangladeshi Women

Written by Rezwan On 13 March 2014 @ 22:56 pm | 1 Comment

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In Bangladesh, around 6,000 “barefoot lawyers” have been trained by the country's biggest NGO under its human rights and legal services [1] (HRLS) program, reports Scott Macmillan at BRAC blog [2]. These women act as one-woman mobile legal services clinics for the poor, especially women in rural areas where the traditional justice system tends to stack the odds against them.


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[1] human rights and legal services: http://hrls.brac.net/

[2] BRAC blog: http://blog.brac.net/2014/02/barefoot-lawyers-bring-legal-empowerment-to-the-poor/

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