In February 2015, Khanya College met Asia’s largest organisation that uses law to defend people’s rights: the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN). The HRLN is a collective of lawyers and social movement activists dedicated to the use of the legal system to advance human rights in India and the sub-continent. The organisation works with human rights groups, grassroots development organisations and social movements. It fights for the enforcement of the rights of poor marginalised people, challenges oppression, exploitation and discrimination against any group or individual on the grounds of caste, gender, disability, age, religion, language, ethnic group, sexual orientation, and health, economic or social status. The HRLN does this through providing free legal services, conducting public interest litigation, education interventions on laws, and conducts legal awareness programmes. However, the Network does more than this; it also sets up people’s tribunals to investigate violations of rights, participates in campaigns and publishes books, pamphlets and other materials that assist people to understand their rights. The Network emphasises that it works only with organisations that organise and struggle for the poor and oppressed.