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The World Social Forum, now in its seventh year, is being held in Nairobi, Kenya.
Often described as a "Carnival of the Oppressed", it was founded as an antidote to the monolithic presence of the World Economic Forum.
The basic, essential purpose of the forum is to fight poverty and disease by challenging the big global businesses to be more accountable. This year is no exception. The theme "People's Struggles, People's Alternatives" has drawn activists from across the globe.
Our South Africa correspondent, Kalay Maistry, met one of this year's delegates, Asma Khader, a human rights lawyer and Jordan’s former minister of state, and began by asking her what this year's big themes are.