To get Legal empowerment activities on the donors’ agenda and included in the international development policies, we prepare the GLIM, showing with transparent indicators how this legal empowerment work can provide an important contribution to the realization of UN Global Goal for Sustainable Development 16: “to legally empower the marginalized in view of their inclusion and peace while contributing to more transparent and effective institutions.”
The Legal Inclusion Mapping would be a practical research on the excluded groups in countries of concern:
- Their legal needs in relationship to their exclusion,
- The legal framework related to those rights, and
- The accessibility in practice
- What is needed to include these people
Similarly, to financial inclusion, the GLIM approaches this bottom-up (rather than top-down) by taking the perspective of the individual citizen. The GLIM thus serves the following two intermediate objectives:
- It facilitates the formulation and funding of Legal Empowerment Programs by making legal inclusion tangible, measurable and actionable;
- It provides the basis for priority setting on how to improve the legal and administrative system of a country to enhance the legal inclusion of all its citizens.
The achievement of these two intermediate objectives paves the way for the implementation of country tailored Legal Empowerment Programs to enhance legal inclusion. To this purpose, MJ4All has developed a training program with handbooks and toolkits, aimed at Train-the-Trainers to enhance legal inclusion.