Office Address

BRAC University, Building 07, Level 09, 43 Mohakhali C/A Dhaka,1212, Bangladesh

Phone Number

02-9844051

Email Address

cpj@bracu.ac.bd

Paralegal training has been the kick off activity of CPJ for strengthening the informal justice sector through capacity building of paralegals. Since 2015 Centre for Peace and Justice organized three regional Training of Trainers (ToTs) in Dhaka, Colombo & Islamabad with technical support from Centre for Social Justice(CSJ), India, to create a South Asia cadre of master trainers of paralegals. Total 63 master trainers have been trained. As a country-specific follow ups and build buy-in, the Centre organized three national level ToTs one in Nepal and two India where 70 participants attended. In Bangladesh, after a mapping workshop and a series of consultations, the Centre built a Steering Group, comprising representative of leading legal aid and empowerment organizations in Bangladesh. A cutting-edge training manual on Basic Paralegal Training Module has been developed through a working group from the Steering Group. The module has been piloted with 24 participants from two organizations. With the module CPJ organized 17 training with different legal empowerment organizations and trained 580 individuals (45% female) till date.

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