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'Sweatshops shame' fashion alert

8 February 2008 - 2:27pm

British government ministers today face a warning that their failure to stop retailers exploiting overseas garment workers casts a shadow over the UK fashion industry.

Kenyan flower workers crisis

7 February 2008 - 4:51pm

The run up to Valentine's Day is the key period for flower farms in Kenya, which make 40% of their annual revenues in February and March. But the unrest that broke out after Kenya's contested elections in December has now spread to the flower growing region around Lake Naivasha.

Demonstrators in 'stop Iraq oil raid' call

4 February 2008 - 11:51am

EVENT Demonstration against multinationals’ oil grab in Iraq at London conference on Middle East energy
DATE Tuesday, 5 February 2008
TIME 8.30-10.00 am
PLACE Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, 10 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LE

G4S workers backed on living wage

29 January 2008 - 4:43pm

War on Want supports Malawi strike

Bangladesh government cracks down on workers' rights monitors

28 January 2008 - 4:09pm

STOP PRESS VICTORY: Mehedi Hasan has been released from custody. This is great news, but Hasan's arrest is a reminder that worker rights advocates in Bangladesh are under serious threat. (Updated 7/2/08)

Comedy stars out to fight poverty

28 January 2008 - 11:27am

A galaxy of comedians plan to help fight global poverty by raising laughs and lolly for leading charity War on Want.

'EU trade threat to poor'

25 January 2008 - 5:03pm

Campaigners oppose Mandelson plans

'Curb lobbyists' call to MPs

23 January 2008 - 4:20pm

Campaigners including the anti-poverty charity War on Want today launch a major new coalition aimed at opening up lobbying to clear public scrutiny in Britain.

'Stop sweatshop clothes abuse' regulation call to Brown amid new India evidence

21 January 2008 - 10:05am

British prime minister Gordon Brown, in Delhi for the India-UK summit, today faces pressure to regulate his country's retailers after new revelations that Indian workers receive poverty wages making clothes for British stores.

The latest from our partner organisation in Kenya

18 January 2008 - 11:22am

The post-election violence that swept across Kenya in December and January has had a devastating impact.

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