We are a democratic social justice organisation working as part of a global movement to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world. We mobilise people in the UK for change, and act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south. We used to be the World Development Movement.
People at Global Justice Now
Our staff run our campaigns and support our local activists day-to-day. They are responsible to our council which is elected from our members by our members to oversee the organisation’s work.
A timeline of some of our campaign milestones since our organisation was launched in 1967, from fighting arms sales, to keeping water public in the global south.
We want to see the democratic control that ordinary people have over their societies expanded. So naturally Global Justice Now members have the ultimate say over what the organisation does.
Ninety-Nine magazine (‘challenging the power of the 1%’) comes out three times a year and keeps our members informed about movements against inequality and corporate power all over the world. You can also read about the progress of our campaigns, reviews, and cultural and comment features.
How we’re funded
The majority of our funding comes from our members, which means we’re free to say what needs to be said, and accountable to our members rather than just to funding bodies or governments.