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

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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