Unlocking Impact in Justice
This project is aimed at understanding the status quo and the mechanisms through which the leading changemakers are bringing about systems change and frame change in society.
We carried out two surveys in 2021, one to capture trends and learnings from organisations moving the needle towards equitable access to justice and the second to understand how young changemakers are making positive transformative changes in justice. We received responses from 32 such organisations and 58 young leaders to our surveys and conducted eight in-depth interviews representing different focus areas in the law and justice space across more than 11 states in India.
We are now building upon this study's insights to build a resource that would help further the changemakers' organisations' goals.
Mapping Changemaking in Law and Justice
This report is a scope into changemakers' collected insights and their vision for the roadmap to social justice. We bring these collective narratives of stories of change and impact with the hope to serve as a springboard for the ‘everyone a changemaker’ movement toward access to justice.
At Ashoka Law for All Initiative, we conducted an impact study to understand the status quo, and the mechanisms through which these leading practitioners are bringing about systemic change.
We found that the key to these structural systemic interventions towards the realisation of a just society is themes like the drive to make a change for good, advancing legal literacy, building with the community, purposeful collaborations, unlocking the value of data, and the power of youth.
young changemakers surveyed
states across India
संविधान एक के लिये तो बनाया नहीं है, सबके लिए बना है- गरीब के लिये अमीर के लिये
(Translation from Hindi: Constitution is not made for one, it is made for all - for the poor, for the rich)Every Youth a Jagrik (Documentary by Commutiny)
This study reviews the present state of innovation in the law and justice landscape by highlighting stakeholders' ground-breaking initiatives.
While social innovations have marginally expanded the justice system's reach, we still have a long way to go to address the needs of 1.3 billion people in India. Ashoka’s experience in driving change in different parts of the world has taught us that it is vital to develop ecosystems where leading social entrepreneurs can work together to unlock the changemaking potential of every citizen.
This study identifies the major barriers hindering the accessibility of the justice system, emerging changes that signal the potential scalable and systemic responses to the barriers, and notable positive transformations that future-facing disruptive innovations have created.