Knowledge of the Law Empowers People, Strengthens Democracy, Maru Says

Giving ordinary people a knowledge of the law, and how to use it to initiate change, empowers people and strengthens democracy, said Vivek Maru, CEO of Namati and World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Maru, a leader in the field of legal empowerment through his social enterprise, Namati, helped direct the Legal Empowerment Leadership Course held by the Global Policy Academy (GPA) at CEU’s School of Public Policy December 4-9, together with the Open Society Justice Initiative, the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at New York University.

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