“Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development” – Preamble to Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Guided by a human rights based approach, the mission of LEEG-net is to foster legal innovation and empowerment of the poor and disadvantaged groups in meeting the “greatest global challenge of eradicating poverty” which is the unifying thread throughout the 17 Goals, their 169 targets and 232 indicators.
The focus on legal innovation is an ongoing quest for new strategies and ways of thinking about what the law can do in the development realm. The focus on empowerment is an attempt to make the law work for the poor and disadvantaged groups by enhancing their capacity to resist poverty and get over it. LEEG-net links the two themes by virtue of their shared importance in finding solutions to sustainable development challenges.
LEEG-net generally addresses all the seventeen Goals with a particular focus on the following Goals:
Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
LEEG-net plays a catalytic role in developing and disseminating innovative tools of legal & economic empowerment of the poor and disadvantaged groups as an effective means of promoting inclusive growth and eradicating poverty towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We help developing countries to achieve the SDGs:
1) By introducing and promoting an innovative human rights-based blueprint named the “SDG Temple of Justice” that can be used as a Sustainable Development Goals Acceleration Tool to help implement national action plans for the SDGs. Please see an infographic of this model at https://www.leeg-net.org/sdg-temple-of-justice/.
2) By providing a pro-bono legal consulting service to undertake legal & regulatory reforms required for the effective implementation of the SDGs at national level. For more information, please visit the “SDG-enabling Law Reform Drive” at https://www.leeg-net.org/sdgs-enabling-law-reform-drive.
3) By campaigning for integrating a human rights-based approach through legal empowerment of people in the work of multilateral agencies and in public policy formulation in developing countries towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
4) By advocating the promotion of (a) social protection systems (https://www.leeg-net.org/a2sp), and (b) technological empowerment of people including the poor and disadvantaged groups by exploiting innovative and inclusive policies and programs within a rights-based environment (https://www.leeg-net.org/a4di).Beneficiaries
As a global initiative, LEEG-net benefits the poor and disadvantaged groups including the women and youth in developing countries.Current progress
1) Development and introduction of an innovative “Sustainable Development Goals Acceleration Tool” named the “SDG Temple of Justice” that can be used as a guide to implementing national action plans for SDGs. Please see an infographic of this model at https://www.leeg-net.org/sdg-temple-of-justice/.
2) Launching a pro-bono legal consulting service to help developing countries undertake legal & regulatory reforms required for the effective implementation of the SDGs at national level. For more information, please visit the “SDG-enabling Law Reform Drive” at https://www.leeg-net.org/sdgs-enabling-law-reform-drive/.Project URL
1. No poverty; 5. Gender equality; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 10. Reduced inequalities; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions; 17. Partnerships for the goalsPartnership types of interest
Advocacy of global issues; Provision of services / personnel; Standards and guidelines developmentDetailed location
Selected group of countries in the Asia-Pacific, African, European and Latin American regionsIssue areas
Children's Rights; Forced Labour; Gender Equality; Human Rights; Migrant Workers; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 10; Principle 2; Principle 3; Principle 4; Principle 6; Rule of Law; Women's EmpowermentBusiness sectors
Industrial Goods & Services