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The Grail
An International Women’s Movement

Trade and Global Justice

Millions of lives and livelihoods have been destroyed due to poverty and injustice. For decades, the poorest and marginalized communities remain to be the most affected. For that reason, Global Justice Overcoming Poverty defines a major part of our mission today. We express our commitment to justice and solidarity through our individual and collective actions. 
We have established two international networks for better coordination and effectiveness. These networks, which comprises participants in every continent, aim to focus on justice and trade agreements and human trafficking. It includes actions such as educating the public and raising awareness to transform unjust structures. Our networks work in coalitions and alliances with other parties sharing the same vision.
Together, the coordinators of our two networks produce a monthly GJOP Bulletin. It provides our members with information and updates on different topics, including:
  • Trade agreements and negotiations in the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as regional and bilateral agreements
  • The actions of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in relation to sustainable development and the elimination of poverty
  • The burden of debt in many developing countries
  • Economic globalization and privatization of public utilities and services (water has been a special emphasis)
  • Patenting life and genetic engineering of seeds; and
  • Human trafficking.

Justice and Trade Agreements

We are aware of the enormous impact of trade agreements on people and the planet. With that said, our participants work to raise public awareness of its destructive inadequacies, monitor negotiations, campaign on behalf of those affected, and promote alternatives, and lobby for change. In addition to the GJOP Bulletin, our network coordinators circulate more substantial resource papers on key issues and provide additional materials to participants on request.

Participation in the network is not restricted to our members. If you are interested, you are welcome to contact our coordinators.