Meet Linda Tokpah, a community legal advisor for the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, which partners with The Carter Center to provide free legal assistance in rural communities in Liberia. Advisors are stationed in towns or travel from village to village advising people of their rights, mediating disputes, and monitoring police cells, prisons, and courts. From land disputes to child abandonment to inheritance issues, advisors help Liberians solve problems through peaceful dialogue in this post-conflict country.
Access to Justice in Liberia project: http://cartercenter.org/peace/conflict_resolution/liberia-homepage.html
Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. The Center wages peace, fights disease, and builds hope worldwide.
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