Feminism and the Global Justice Movement



The global justice movement emerged in the 1990s in connection with protests over the legitimacy of a global governance by supranational institutions. It bore a strong heritage stemming from the social movements of the 1970s, with regard to both its theoretical point of view and its militant forces, and counted feminist activists among its ranks. Although the woman question is present in the working groups, founding principles, and activist agenda of the global justice movement, feminists have nevertheless denounced the lack of a cross-cutting feminist approach in global justice programs, as well as the incomplete implementation of gender equality in its decision-making bodies.

Members of the global justice movement protesting against the Iraq war, Washington, September 24, 2005