Zenith Society for Socio Legal Empowerment is a youth-led organisation based in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh, working on grassroots and sociolegal empowerment for marginalised communities, rural and urban youth. They provide perspectives resources, and training of skills and tools of the law to tribal, Dalit and marginalised communities to empower them to identify and voice their struggles so they can work towards change for a more just and dignified life for themselves.Their work includes conducting educational training programmes in villages with panchayats and communities to build social movements for effective change making. They have begun an Access to Justice programme in Madhya Pradesh since 2018. Their most central work is to create a scalable model of legal clinics for communities, by engaging law students from legal aid cells as volunteers to decode local issues and communicate with stakeholders and communities to ensure rights are honoured.
Why are they the right choice for others:
- They believe the law is a tool for change can strengthen community action towards social inequalities and can help marginalised communities protect themselves from exploitation and exercise their rights rather than become victims of the law.
- They reimagined law school legal clinics for grassroots empowerment for tribal and Dalit communities to find their own agency to voice their struggles, in a scalable manner for all communities.