MyJustice generates and shares data and knowledge to inform justice policy development and implementation.
Community-level evidence of what works, gathered using robust methods and in collaboration with partners, as well as commissioned research is used to engage audiences, including government, the media, donors, researchers and peers in easy to understand formats. We use evidence to engage decision-makers at Union as well as state/regional level.
In 2017, MyJustice conducted the largest, statistically significant survey on justice to date in Myanmar, Searching for Justice in the Law. 3,565 adults were randomly selected from all regions and states, representing the national demographics in terms of gender, education and urban/rural classification. The research focuses on rights awareness, legal knowledge, perception of justice service providers, experience of justice issues and barriers in seeking justice.
We also conduct project with partner organisations to gather evidence and voices from the communities they support. Such qualitative case study-based documentation related to several partners work in the field of women’s access to justice informs the animation below. Further research developed in collaboration with our partners and from MyJustice is regularly released in the publications section of the website.
Our role is to work collectively as a team to address justice needs of the community. While working with CSOs, we have become aware of the difficulties at the community level and are able to resolve them.
—Representative from Mon State, Coordination Body of Rule of Law Centres and Justice Sector Affairs
Through policy dialogues and capacity building, we work with our partners to communicate the evidence to policy makers. As an advisor to the Union Rule of Law Centres and Justice Sector Coordination Body (JSCB), MyJustice is an established thought leader in the rule of law landscape in Myanmar.