13e. Eliminate corruption in all public and private institutions.
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With the help of the centre we now know our rights
and will stand strong until our case is resolved.
Victim of corruption, Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre Senegal
Thousands of individuals have come forward to us to become drivers not just of personal solutions, but positive change for society.
Miklos Marschall, Deputy Managing Director, Transparency International
We now know our rights and will stand strong until our case is resolved
Citizens around the world consistently identify corruption as one of the most serious global problems, yet frequently lack the knowledge and tools to fight it.
Transparency International’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres provide free and confidential legal advice to witnesses and victims of corruption. Offering a simple, credible and viable mechanism for citizens to pursue their corruption-related complaints, the centres empower citizens to speak out against corruption at all levels, from petty bribery to grand scale corruption worth millions of dollars. While strengthening the voice of individuals in the fight against corruption, the centres generate valuable information to push for changes in the system and increase transparency and integrity of public institutions.
Transparency International opened its first advice centres in 2003. Today they operate over 80 centres worldwide, from Argentina to Azerbaijan, from Haiti to Hungary, from Venezuela to Vanuatu. They are making a real difference to the people who seek their support, and the systems in which corruption is allowed to flourish.
13. Strengthen democratic institutions at all levels, and provide transparency and accountability in governance, inclusive participation in decision making, and access to justice.