University of Central Florida Legal Empowerment Brigade May 2024 Greece


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Volunteer Activity Description

Start Date: May 19, 2024 12:00 AM
End Date: May 25, 2024 12:00 AM

Global Brigades offers 7-day Legal Empowerment Brigades throughout the year in Honduras and Panama. Legal Empowerment Brigades primarily work with rural communities that are under-resourced and largely unaware of their own legal rights. Throughout the week, Legal Empowerment Brigades volunteers shadow Honduran lawyers to provide pro-bono legal consulting to rural communities. A free legal clinic provides opportunities for volunteers to not only receive experience with Honduran legal professionals but also experience first-hand the obstacles to justice and the culture of legal misinformation in rural communities. Volunteers also work to provide capacity building and education-based workshops on various legal concepts to empower communities through education. Additionally, volunteers continue shadowing Honduran lawyers while they gather important information to initiate the process of resolving family legal cases, many of which have been stalled in the Honduran legal system through institutional inefficiencies and the prohibitive high costs of legal services. Between brigades, Global Brigades’ in-country staff works to secure legal outcomes and provide follow-up to the community.

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volunteers needed to reach the Initiative Goal


Activity details were updated 18 days ago
Jasmin Elmatni donated $272 19 days ago
Alina Cyriac donated $696 20 days ago
Alyssa Otero donated $670 20 days ago
Jayden Flores donated $396 20 days ago

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