Alliances

War on Want is an active member of the worldwide movement for social justice, and our victories are shared victories for the millions of people who benefit from them. We value our alliances with our trade union affiliates and with our partners around the world, and we are grateful to the many institutional funders who support our work. The links below give more details of these different alliances, and of the networks and coalitions in which we work.

Partners overseas

War on Want works in active solidarity with grassroots organisations around the world on the front line in the struggle against poverty and injustice.

Trade unions

War on Want is proud to be part of the international labour movement, and the fight for workers' rights has been a top priority throughout our history. All major UK trade unions are affiliated to War on Want, and many of our individual supporters are also active trade union members. All affiliated trade unions can vote at our AGM and have a real say in our future.

Funders

Along with donations from individuals and affiliated trade unions, War on Want is grateful to receive valuable support from a number of institutions.

Networks and coalitions

War on Want is an active member of several networks and coalitions pressing for social change.

Take action

War on Want depends on the commitment of its many thousands of supporters, members, affiliates, donors and volunteers.

Latest news

Press Release: Frontline defenders expose BHP’s role in climate breakdown

15 October 2019 - 11:15am

Unmasking BHP: frontline defenders travel to London to expose company’s greenwashing tactics and role in climate breakdown

Frontline human rights defenders travel from Latin America to the UK to share their experiences of climate breakdown, the threat of violence and the greenwashing tactics of multinational mining company BHP

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Time for constructive engagement: Statement on UN Binding Treaty

14 October 2019 - 11:15am
Today, 14 October 2019, negotiations for a UN BindingTreaty on Business and Human Rights are underway at  the UN in Geneva. War on Want together with 58 other organisations are calling on the Uk govenment and other European representatives to help deliver a treaty that ensures multinationals are held to account for human rights violations, and victims have access to justice. 
 
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