The 2019 Grassroots Justice Prize


The biennial Grassroots Justice Prize competition is the world’s only competition recognizing grassroots organizations and institutions, large and small, across the globe, that are working to put the power of law into people’s hands.

The competition will honor the work of non-profits, social enterprises, and public institutions that have demonstrated remarkable innovation, impact, and/or sustainability in their legal empowerment work.

Legal empowerment is about helping people to know, use, and shape the laws that affect them. Eligible projects might use a community paralegal approach to address gender-based violence or may provide legal education on citizenship rights. The key is that they are using legal empowerment to help people overcome injustice in any of its varied forms.

panel of judges will determine the three winners. For more information about the competition, click here.

To apply for the 2019 Grassroots Justice Prize, complete and submit the online form below.

Para completar este formulario en español, haga clic aquí.
Pour remplir ce formulaire en français, s’il vous plaît cliquez ici.

If you would like to draft your answers offline, you are welcome to download this Word document with the application questions. Please note, however, that you then must copy and paste your answers into the online form below and click submit. Application forms submitted via email will not be accepted.


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