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Barefoot Lawyers Empowering Rural Bangladeshi Women

Categories: South Asia, Bangladesh, Development, Education, Human Rights, Ideas, Law, Women & Gender

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.