Nyaaya announces Samvidhaan Fellowship 2022-23 in Karnataka

This one-year paid fellowship will give six grassroots lawyers from Karnataka an opportunity to work on closing the last-mile gap in accessing justice.
VIDHI centre for legal policy
VIDHI centre for legal policy

Nyaaya, an open access digital resource incubated at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, has announced the launch of its Samvidhaan Fellowship in Karnataka to assist citizens in need of legal assistance.

This one-year paid fellowship will give six grassroots lawyers from Karnataka an opportunity to work on closing the last-mile gap in accessing justice and aid those who face barriers to accessible, reliable legal information.

The fellowship, conceptualized and implemented by Nyaaya and funded by the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, will allow fellows to collaborate with Nyaaya's partner community-based organisations to create legal audio-visual and written content in Kannada, conduct legal awareness programmes, and provide pro bono pre-litigation support to the community.

The fellows will be supported by Nyaaya’s Access to Justice Network of 300 practicing lawyers and law students from all over India who will provide mentorship and research support.

Nyaaya.org, which is one of the verticals of Vidhi, is an open-access digital resource that provides simple, actionable, reliable, and accessible legal (SARAL) information to help Indian citizens navigate their lives and solve legal problems.

It has worked with various other organisations to create similar legal content. A recent example was its collaboration with Gram Vaani, titled ‘Meri Bhi Awaaz Suno. In this campaign, Nyaaya and Gram Vaani collaboratively produced legal information on rights and entitlements through short audio episodes in Hindi, which was launched on Mobile Vaani- Graam Vani's federated network of community media platforms.

Interested applicants can visit https://nyaaya.org/components/samvidhaan-fellowship/ for more information.

Queries about the fellowship can be addressed to ashwini@nyaaya.in.

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