Skip to main content

The Rules

Updated Friday, 12th April 2013
A global movement to bring power back to people, and change the rules that create inequality and poverty around the world.

This page was published over 9 years ago. Please be aware that due to the passage of time, the information provided on this page may be out of date or otherwise inaccurate, and any views or opinions expressed may no longer be relevant. Some technical elements such as audio-visual and interactive media may no longer work. For more detail, see our Archive and Deletion Policy.

The Rules logo /The Rules describes itself as "a global movement to bring power back to people, to change the rules that perpetuate poverty and inequality" which "will mobilize the world’s majority through pioneering new inclusive organizing tools such as mobile networks to address crucial structural issues such as land rights, tax justice and climate change".

It was initiated by social movement activists and encourages people to participate through an online platform and organising & campaigning. /The Rules is global in orientation and concerned with economy, environment & sustainability, anti-discrimination, equality & social justice, health, international development.

It was launched in November 2012 and is ongoing.

Contact details

This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.


Become an OU student

Ratings & Comments

Share this free course

Copyright information

Skip Rate and Review

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?