Balaod Mindanaw Inc. (Balay Alternative Legal Advocates for Development in Mindanaw, Inc.)
Balaod Mindanaw Inc. (Balay Alternative Legal Advocates for Development in Mindanaw, Inc.) is a non-stock, non-profit legal resource institution providing capacity-building and legal services to its partner communities on Resource Tenure and other Justice Issues primarily in Mindanao. It was formally established and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on 11 August 2000 through the efforts of a small group of individuals, lawyers, paralegals and community organizers.
As an institution, “Balaod,” which is also the Visayan word for law, believes in the legal empowerment of the marginalized groups and communities as a means to advance their access to justice, gender equality, and resource tenure improvement in the context of active peoples’ participation in Governance. To this end, Balaod engages with various marginalized groups through paralegal formation and capacity-building, alternative lawyering, policy formulation and advocacy guided by active non-violence as integral principle thereto. Hence, ”bringing the law in the hands of the marginalized sectors and communities.”
For more information pls visit balaodmindanaw.org/about-us/
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