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Participants of the KyivLEPP 2020 – Kenya

We are glad to introduce you to the KyivLEPP 2020 participants. The team of Kenya the team works on promoting a communication platform for alternative dispute resolution:

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Launching of Kyiv Legal Empowerment Practical Program

Launching of KyivLEPP has brought to life insightful discussions: how to put people at the center and focus on A2J solutions that solve people’s justice problems? what is the role of (non) lawyers in the inclusive ecosystem of access to justice? Participants shared experience and practical solutions with colleagues and friends from Bishkek to New York. Roman Romanov, Director of the Human Rights and Justice Program of the International Renaissance Foundation, shared the idea of ​​the KyivLEPP, its goals and objectives: “From the very beginning, we in Ukrainian Access to Justice School of Practice have designed KyivLEPP as an opportunity

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Kyiv LEPP participants

On the 23rd of November the School launches Kyiv Legal Empowerment Practical Programme (Kyiv LEPP) – innovations’ incubator in the field of A2J. This year we look at the innovations through the ‘role of (non)lawyers in inclusive access to justice ecosystem’   It was extremely difficult to choose the finalists in the competition. Semifinals gathered 9 teams of innovators from different countries. Each team offered a practical solution in the field of A2J in their country. We pay attention to the fact that activists in the field of access to justice globally are generally concerned with similar problems. In Kyiv

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Democratic society and practical solutions in A2J (KyivLEPP participant’s feedback)

Tamar Oniani – Kyiv LEPP-2019 participant from Georgia: about human rights and democratic society.

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Legal Empowerment for NGOs – educational online video course

During the last three months, Pro Bono Lab program team of the Ukrainian Access to Justice School of Practice together with experts in law business worked on the creation of the first Ukrainian training course for public organizations from law business. Legal Empowerment for NGOs is an educational online video course that involves the cooperation of NGOs, law firms and experts in order to improve the internal operational processes of NGOs. The participants of the course are NGOs-champions, which have passed the competitive selection for training under separate thematic blocks. Thematic blocks were formed on the basis of requests submitted

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Community Advisers Joint Their Efforts to Respond to the Ukrainians’ Legal Inquiries Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the very first days of the coronavirus spread, the community advisers have been facilitating elimination of consequences and prevention of the spread of COVID-19 in the Ukrainian communities. Thus, according to the survey conducted by the Ukrainian paralegals in 16 regions of Ukraine, as of the beginning of April 2020, the most common legal inquiries regarding the recovery of rights violated as a result of the spread of COVID-19 were as follows: Violation of the labour laws (dismissal of employees, non-payment of wages, involuntary unpaid leaves); Violation of the patients’ rights (medical facilities refuse to render services to the sick; it is difficult

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Cyber Security for Organisations: How COVID-19 Drew Our Attention to Data Security (+ Test)

COVID-19 and the related changes have made us all revise the rules of life and activity. The shift to the remote work has focused our attention without limitation on the online work security issues. How to protect personal and work information? What rules to comply with so that you personally and your organization will feel safe?   The material has been prepared by the partners of the Pro Bono Lab Programme and Legal IT Hub, the international organization “PILnet” in cooperation with the global cybersecurity leader, AVAST “I want to scare you, but my purpose is different. The purpose is to

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Design Thinking as the Innovation Methodology: Structure of the Kyiv LEPP Programme

Design thinking is a non-linear iteration method for the creation of the product that tries to understand the product user with risk assumption, proposed innovation approaches to prototypes and product testing.  The Kyiv LEPP Programme of the Ukrainian School of Practice is based on the design thinking method for idea incubation as regards the practical solution of issues of access to justice. The Kyiv LEPP Programme is the School’s International Programme the purpose of which is to find viable and human-focused practical solutions in the area of A2J. The Programme provides for participation of up to five teams from different

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TOP 11 Themes for Training and Advance Training Selected by the Community Advisers

The survey has been conducted by the monitoring group made of the members of the community and involved 92 community advisers. Thus, according to the survey findings, the main requests for training and advanced trainings among the advisers are: Mediation and Recovery Practices; Project Management, Grant Writing; Facilitation; Decentralisation, Activities of the Local Authorities and Amalgamated Territorial Communities, Development of Communities, Educational and Health Care Reforms; Training and Coaching; NGO Development, Strategic Planning and Organisational Development; Public Speeches, Eloquence Training; Anti-Violence; Data Collection and Analysis, Visualisation, Monitoring Skills; Information Security, Counteraction to Manipulations, Black Rhetoric; Team Building. As a reminder,

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What is the structure of the educational program for the community adviser

The educational programme for the community advisers has been developed by the practical experts, including:  Practitioners from the free legal aid system; Representatives of the non-government organisations providing the legal aid and human rights defence NGOs; Care workers and gender and anti-discrimination experts; Mentors of the legal clinics. The programme has been developed with account of the international experience in paralegal training and understanding of the strategic role of the community advisers: facilitation of the community and integration of services in the community. The training programme includes there modules dedicated to different themes and supplementing each other. The last three

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