LEEG-net (Legal & Economic Empowerment Global Network)

LEEG-net (Legal & Economic Empowerment Global Network)

  • Overview

    Vision / description

    “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

    Project objectives

    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 model named the “Temple of UN Global Goals” 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/temple-of-un-global-goals/.

    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, 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.

    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 human rights-based model named the “Temple of UN Global Goals” 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/temple-of-un-global-goals/.

    2) Launching 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/.

    Project URL

    https://www.leeg-net.org

    Sustainable Development Goals

    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 goals

    Partnership types of interest

    Advocacy of global issues; Provision of services / personnel; Standards and guidelines development

    Issue 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 Empowerment

    Business sectors

    Industrial Goods & Services

    Partners

    Existing partners

    International Network for SMEs (www.insme.org) based in Rome, Italy

    Stakeholders consulted

    Academia; Civil Society groups; Community leaders; Government; Indigenous groups; Minority groups; Women; Youth

    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    Academic; Business Association Global; Foundation; NGO Global; Public Sector Organization; Social Enterprise; UN Entity

    Type of support needed

    Funding; Project implementation

    Collective Action
    • This initiative has a potential for scalability.
    • This initiative is seeking additional partners.
    • This initiative respects all dimensions of sustainable development.
    • This initiative is not submitted with commercial intent.