Far below the headlines, a plague of hidden, everyday violence is devastating the developing world and undermining efforts to end poverty.

the locust effect

That’s the premise of Gary Haugen’s new book, The Locust Effect. He’s the fearless leader of our great justice-loving friends and world changing allies at IJM (International Justice Mission). He’s also someone we love to listen to and hang out with (Fourth Estate Summit 2013, anyone?), because he boldly exposes injustice in the world as well as proposes ways to tackle these problems. As Haugen says,

‘If justice systems protected the poor, their everyday could change.’

If books had trailers, they’d probably look a lot like this: