Why support War on Want?

1. We tackle the root causes of poverty, not just its symptoms

2. We work hand in hand with our partners

3. We will spend your money effectively

1. We tackle the root causes of poverty, not just its symptoms

We believe that global poverty can only be eliminated by changing the things that cause it, like unfair trading systems and exploitative business practices. We tackle them head on, calling for corporate accountability and pioneering campaigns on issues such as the privatisation of public services and the liberalisation of global trade policies, and we lead the way in bringing these injustices to a wider audience. We are at the centre of the movement for global justice in the UK, standing up for the rights of the most vulnerable and pressing for genuine solutions, whatever the cost.

2. We work hand in hand with our partners

We believe that people living in poverty know better than anyone to solve their own problems. Because of that we prefer to partner directly with grassroots organisations in the developing world and to work alongside them in their fight for long-term solutions. We support them financially, and follow their lead. We learn from our partners' activities to inform our work and campaigning here in the UK. Much of our overseas activity is on helping people secure the right to decent work, as we believe that this is one of the most fundamental human rights and a highly powerful tool in fighting poverty and social exclusion.

3. We will spend your money effectively

We are not a huge organisation, and we make every effort to keep our administrative and fundraising costs to a minimum. Consequently more of your money goes directly towards our campaigning work and to support our project partners.

Where will my donation be spent?

From every £1 you give us we will spend

  • 74p on overseas projects and hard-hitting campaigns
  • 26p on building the movement and raising the next pound

 

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St Barts Strikers Up the Ante

20 July 2017 - 4:30pm

On Saturday 15 July 2017, Barts strikers organised a demonstration and rally. Local community groups came out to support the strikers who had been striking for fair pay. 

The largely black and migrant workers are striking for a 30p per hour pay rise. They are employed by Serco, a multinational that profits from the privatisation of the NHS.

Serco also runs for-profit immigration detention centres, such as Yarlswood, where there have been numerous allegations of abuse and poor treatment. Detention centres effectively imprison people who have committed no crime.

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North African Food Sovereignty Network launched

17 July 2017 - 11:15am

War on Want's Senior Programme Officer for the North Africa and West Asia region, Hamza Hamouchene, was actively involved in supporting the development of and launch of the North African Network for Food Sovereignty. Pambazuka covered the launch of the network and its charter.

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