Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2001
SHAKTI Legal Aid and Human Rights Centre
This description of Stanny Jebamalai's work was prepared when Stanny Jebamalai was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
Stanny Jebamalai is using legal aid as a starting point for establishing a grassroots human rights movement among tribal people in western India. By training tribal men and women to become paralegals, Stanny gives tribal communities the tools they need to fight for basic human rights, both in and out of court.
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