Heidi Chow

Heidi Chow


Senior campaigns manager


Heidi leads Global Justice Now’s pharmceutical campaign to fight for access to medicines in the UK and across the world. She has previously led and won the campaign to challenge the UK government's support for the New Alliance - an aid scheme that benefited corporations at the expense of Africa's small farmers. She has played an active role in the global movement for food sovereignty and in the development of the People's Food Policy. She has also campaigned on a range of economic justice issues such as food speculation, Europe’s bilateral trade deals, the World Trade Organisation and stopping RBS’s unethical investments. 

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Latest posts

Now’s the time to really challenge the New Alliance

16 March 2016

Tackling hunger and poverty on the continent of Africa evokes different responses but corporations together with rich countries are pushing through just one response: increase corporate control over land, seeds and farming inputs –all at the expense of small farmers who are the bedrock of food production on the continent.

Hunger games at the casino - the return of food speculation

09 February 2016

'Take the highest stakes, riskiest economic behaviour ever devised, and marry it to the most fundamental basic need of humankind.' My friend, Tim Jones, author of The Great Hunger Lottery sums up all that's wrong with the idea of betting on food prices in financial markets.

Farmers return to their land in Nigeria following land grab

04 February 2016

Farmers from the Gassol community in Nigeria are cautiously returning to their land which was the subject of a land grab last year. Once again, they can access the public water system, continue traditional grazing practices and produce food for themselves and for their local community.

Food speculation rules face delay

16 November 2015

The financial press was buzzing last week with reports that the high profile EU legislation to tackle the financial crisis of 2007-8 is at risk of being delayed. This legislation was passed at the beginning of 2014 and thanks to public campaigning here in the UK and across Europe, includes provisions to tackle reckless betting on food prices.

Take a stand against betting on hunger… again

30 October 2015

Lady Luck, roulette wheels, gamblers anonymous – just some of the creative ways we used to show how banks were betting on hunger. Our campaign won new rules to tackle the extremes of financial speculation on the most basic of needs. But now almost two years later, the European measures that were agreed are now at risk of being severely watered down.

Four things I learned about the UK food system

26 October 2015

I must confess, I thought that I didn’t know very much about the UK food system before this weekend.