Stand With Her

Stand in solidarity with garment workers 

Right now, clothes you buy from UK high street brands like H&M, Zara and UNIQLO are made by millions of garment workers who work up to 18 hours a day in dangerous factory conditions for poverty pay. Corporations are driving the global race for higher profits and lower costs, which exploits the mainly women workers across countries such as Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.


Yet garment workers are fighting back. We partner with incredibly brave women and unions leading the fight. 


You can help. 


Sahera and Mousumi established a factory level union against all odds. Sahera fought against the terrible treatment she faced by factory supervisors but couldn’t bear to see others mistreated so she started a union and organised her fellow workers.


 “The only option is for us to improve our situation together, we can’t do it alone.” - Mousumi


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BDS is a legitimate means of protest against human rights abuse, says War on Want

14 December 2017 - 12:15pm

Campaigning for BDS is a legitimate means of protest, a fact that has been affirmed time and time again by bodies such as the European Union. It’s effectiveness is one of the main reasons why there is an organised campaign led by the Israeli government to shut it down. Students have every right to use their democratic rights to organise and exercise freedom of expression, and should be applauded for calling out violations of international law and human rights abuse.

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Was it too much to expect the WTO to deliver for women?

14 December 2017 - 12:00pm

Argentina, host for this week’s World Trade Organisation, welcomed hundreds of government representatives to Buenos Aires to negotiate the rules of the global trade in goods, services and ecommerce. Lagging far behind other international fora, the WTO made attempts to draw attention to the impact of trade on gender equality, and correspondingly the impact women’s economic productivity can have on trade.

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