In late 2015, Nazdeek was awarded the inaugural Namati Justice Prize. Selected from over 160 organizations from across the globe, the panel of expert judges recognized Nazdeek "as a shining example of impact and sustainability." The panel found that our model "demonstrates a highly sustainable method" in training workers as community paralegals, using right-to-information requests, working with women paralegals to sit in advocacy meetings with the government and using public interest litigation and advocacy campaigns to advance justice. They found that our "lessons learned are thoughtful and inspiring."
Our work centers on the understanding that multi-dimensional problems require multi-dimensional solutions, and sustainable change happens when a network of activists, lawyers and community members possess the skills to secure justice.