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The World Justice Challenge 2013

Louise Allain, 7th November 2013

"The WJP believes that everyone can be a changemaker. A background in law isn’t necessary to create local solutions that improve justice in one’s community—a good idea combined with a small seed grant can make a real contribution.”

The World Justice Project (WJP) , an independent organisation that works on a global scale to advance the rule of law, has just announced the launch of the World Justice Challenge. This will be an open competition to encourage and develop practical, accessible programs that promote acceptance and adherence to the rule of law.

The scheme that WJP have put forward is to offer seed grants, which range from between $15,000 to $25,000, along with connections to members and affiliates of WJP and increased awareness through media and communications.

WJP wants to nurture the idea of each individual helping to change his or her community for the better, and the World Justice Challenge is a successful way to promote justice in local cultures, with just the need for initiative and some financial backing.

Radha Friedman, Director of Programs at the World Justice Project stresses that the competition is open to diverse and innovative approaches when dealing with such a wide range of cultures and contexts from aground the globe:

"The WJP believes that everyone can be a changemaker. A background in law isn’t necessary to create local solutions that improve justice in one’s community—a good idea combined with a small seed grant can make a real contribution.”

Nancy Ward, Chief Engagement Officer for WJP, has also written to Cherie Blair, who is a patron of the organisation asking for Cherie's help to spread the word about World Justice Challenge:

"As you know, the WJP believes that everyone—regardless of where they live, who they are, or what they do—can advance the rule of law in their own community. We hope that the World Justice Challenge will provide the right opportunity for individuals living and working closest to where problems are located to test new ideas that can bolster the rule of law. The WJP will support these efforts through seed grants, connections to key individuals and institutions in our global network, and increased visibility for these initiatives through communications."

Without the rule of law, corruption and exploitation continue to govern many communities throughout the world; WJP's prime objective with with this project is to enable individuals in all channels of life to feel that justice is accessible to everyone, given time and help.

World Justice Challenge application deadline: 15 January 2014