Francine Mestrum

Francine Mestrum

Francine Mestrum is chair of Global Social Justice, an association for transformative universal social protection and the common good. With a special focus on the social commons, her research concerns social dimensions of globalization, poverty, inequality, social protection, public services, and gender. She is a member of the International Council of the World Social Forum and of the International Organizing Committee of the Asia Europe People’s Forum. Her most recent book is The Social Commons: Rethinking Social Justice in Post-Neoliberal Societies.

GTI Contributions
Obstacles to Unity
GTI Forum
Obstacles to Unity
Contribution to GTI Forum What’s Next for the Global Movement?
January 2024

World Social Forum: How It Can Survive
GTI Forum
World Social Forum: How It Can Survive
Contribution to GTI Forum Experiments in Movement Unity
November 2023

The Need for Overarching Organization
GTI Forum
The Need for Overarching Organization
Contribution to GTI Forum Can Human Solidarity Globalize?
August 2021

A Case of Wishful Thinking
GTI Forum
A Case of Wishful Thinking
November 2020

Why Universalism Matters
GTI Forum
Why Universalism Matters
Contribution to GTI Forum Planetize the Movement!
April 2020

No Political Voice, No Future
GTI Forum
No Political Voice, No Future
Contribution to GTI Forum Farewell to the World Social Forum?
October 2019