2017 JusticeMakers Competition

2017 competition

Prevention of Torture in Francophonie Africa International Bridges to Justice seeks to build a community of the best and brightest agents in the field of legal reform. It is a worldwide community, always pressing to expand its horizon. IBJ is looking to fund innovative projects that bring change to your local criminal justice system. Winners receive $5,000 fellowships to implement their projects. Additionally, JusticeMakers Fellows enjoy IBJ’s resources that prepare them to be future project leaders. IBJ is pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 JusticeMakers Prevention of Torture Competition in Francophonie Africa. With the support of Global Affairs Canada, IBJ is reaching out to lawyers, human rights defenders, justice and law enforcement officials for innovative proposals and strategies to promote criminal justice in Francophonie Africa. Applicants are asked to submit a detailed proposal of their idea. The most innovative and sustainable projects will receive a $5,000 Fellowship. Applications are due on March 31, 2017. EARLY applicants who submit their proposal before January 31, 2017, will receive feedback from IBJ and the opportunity to finalize their proposal with the feedback taken into account.

Help promote JusticeMakers 2017

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We need your help promoting this year’s JusticeMakers competition! Here’s how you can help: <ul> <li>Help us promote JusticeMakers with posters, flyers and social media. Contact justicemakers@ibj.org</li> <li>Encourage legal professionals that you know to apply.</li> <li>Circulate our Call for Applications through your email list to your members.</li> <li>Forward our Call for Applications with other networks of NGOs/CSOs or lawyers who may be interested in our competition.</li> </ul> If you are interested in becoming an IBJ Promotional Partner, email justicemakers@ibj.org before February 28, 2017 to get access to the competition marketing material. Furthermore, please send us your organization’s logo so that we can post it on our website. If you have any further questions about the competition, please take a look at our FAQ page or contact the JusticeMakers team at justicemakers@ibj.org.

Women JusticeMakers Initiative

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As we all well know, the road for a young girl in the developing world; from obtaining an education, to going to university, to making her way through law school, to ultimately finding work is a relentless and heroic climb. The women who achieve this have beat extraordinary odds and have demonstrated a passion and commitment that deserves not only our applause and respect but also our support.