Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2013
Ruth Bergan is the Co-ordinator of the Trade Justice Movement, a national network that campaigns for socially and environmentally sustainable global trade. The role encompasses advocacy at a senior level in the UK and the EU, managing relationships with sixty member organisations, analysing complex trade policy and developing innovative areas of work.
Ruth spent two years volunteering in India, working with women’s groups and in non-formal education centres. This cemented her desire to work in the voluntary sector in international justice, which she has done to the present day.
Past roles have involved project management, on a range of topics from migration to women’s rights. She was a Programme Manager for the Co-operative College, a Campaigns Officer for HomeWorkers Worldwide and a Project Officer for Oxfam. Ruth is passionate about issues of global justice and her current position reflects a desire to bring the sector together around a vitally important issue.
Ruth joined the Green Party in 2007 and has stood for election in local, national and European elections. In her spare time she plays Capoeira.
Read Ruth's Fellowship research, I haven’t seen a drop, never mind a trickle: Using theatre to engage communities in complex macroeconomic processes, a case study of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
Current principal role: Coordinator
Current principal organisation: Trade Justice Movement
Research: How can participatory theatre be used to engage disadvantaged communities in complex macroeconomic issues?
Research topics: Campaigning; Citizenship; Corporate social responsibility; Education; Equality; International;
Secondment host: Soil Association