Effie Jordan

Effie Jordan

Role

Campaigns assistant

Biography

Effie is a campaigns assistant at Global Justice Now having first come across the organisation when she was in the throes of moving abroad to work on programmes to combat poverty in Africa. Global Justice Now made her realise to her horror that much of the poverty there existed due to UK international policies. Effie then traded a life in the sunshine for life in the inner city and initially volunteered at Global Justice Now before moving into her current role. Effie has a Master's degree in Development. She has also been involved in the Women’s Environmental Network, arts and crafts, school volunteering and vegetable growing, as well as being a parent and child producing.

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Latest posts

Phulbari day of action

A group of Bangladeshi activists contacted Global Justice Now in 2008 to stand with them in their struggle against plans for a UK backed mine that was to built in Phulbari, Bangladesh.  If the proposal for the mine went ahead it would displace 130,000 people, contaminate the water supply of hundreds of thousands and destroyed fertile land.

Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March


02 August 2016

Hundreds of people took part in the third annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March yesterday as part of a campaign calling for the UK to make amends for the enslavement endured by generations of African people.

The third annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March took place from Brixton to Parliament Square calling for reparations to be made for slavery.

Solidarity with the Bashkhali coal-plant protesters in Bangladesh

Global Justice Now would like to stand in solidarity with, and send condolences to, the activists protesting against the planned construction of two China-backed coal-fired power stations in Gandamara, Bangladesh.

Operation Black Vote launches


27 February 2015

Yesterday, Operation Black Vote launched their voter registration campaign in Windrush Square, Brixton recognising the importance of the Black and minority ethnic vote which could sway the electoral outcome in up to 168 marginal seats in the forthcoming general election.

Campaigners keep up fight to stop Bangladesh coal mine


12 December 2014

This week we found ourselves back outside the AGM of London based mining company GCM Resources again to stand in solidarity with our friends from Bangladesh who are campaigning to stop the proposed opening of an open-pit mine by GCM in Phulbari, Bangladesh.

Campaigners mark Phulbari Day


26 August 2014

Today is Phulbari Day.  It marks the day when, eight years ago, a protest by local people against an open pit mine in Phulbari, Bangladesh resulted in  three people being killed and many more injured as the crowd was fired upon by paramilitary officers.