Effie is a campaigns officer at Global Justice Now, having first come across the organisation (many years ago) 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. and is still learning about parenting as the mother of three grown up children. She has also campaigned with the Women’s Environmental Network and on various education issues.