There is more to democracy than voting – democracy is also what happens between elections. And it happens best in classrooms and communities where everyone has a voice, a robust understanding of rule of law, and can participate and engage in democratic processes.

Street Law’s participant-centered, interactive pedagogy helps build democratic cultures at home and abroad. Our programs empower the next generation to become critical thinkers on issues of rule of law, democracy, equity, and justice.

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Further implementation of these methods in our country will show big results in upgrading the culture of justice of the population.”

Gulyz

Law Student, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Actions

  • Built the capacity of educators and community leaders in Jordan to use interactive methods to teach the next generation of Jordanians about rule of law.

  • Partnered with Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Justice and Tashkent State University of Law to equip communities with knowledge about rule of law, corruption, human rights, and practical legal issues.

  • Collaborated with local experts to develop the Connecting Islam and Democracy text, which has been adapted and used by multiple countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Cultivated the capability of young Belarusians to take civic action by partnering with a nationwide network of after-school clubs to teach advocacy strategies.

Scaled Impact

We broaden our reach and increase our impact through leveraged collaborations. We develop, pilot, and partner with existing organizations at home and abroad.

  • Introduced a practical education model for teaching democracy, law, and human rights to apartheid-era South Africa, seeding a movement that has brought Street Law to 45 countries.

  • Partnered with the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania to bring rule of law education to schools across the United States.

  • Developed a network of public legal education programs in Uzbekistan, starting with a single program at Tashkent State University of Law and expanding to legal and technical schools in all 13 regions of the country.

Want to Learn More?

Jennifer Whatley
Jennifer Whatley
Chief Program Officer