From Uganda to the United States, we are living amidst a global justice crisis.
The lack of access to justice impacts 5.1 billion people worldwide – with effects on families, communities, and society at large. Three million men, women, and children are being held in overcrowded prisons without a trial. Countless voices are lost in the noise. But we are listening. Get the Facts →
A common cause with unlikely allies, creating remarkable possibilities for good.
Founded in 2007 as African Prisons Project, Justice Defenders is a movement from all walks of life. As a registered UK charity and US nonprofit working across three African countries, we are a community of prisoners, prison officers, lawyers, judges, and allies. Unlikely companions, working together for justice.Meet THE Defenders →
Legal education, training, and practice with communities in conflict with the law.
Some things can only be seen through eyes that have cried. So we work within defenceless communities to offer world-class law degrees, paralegal training, and free legal services to those without. Our defenders are protecting rights while addressing wrongs. Learn How it works→