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Restricted Rights

May 2012

Migrant women workers in Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia

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Race to the Bottom

March 2012

Olympic sportswear companies’ exploitation of Bangladeshi workers

PDF icon Race to the Bottom.pdf

Up Front: Sweatshops and the Olympics

March 2012

The global sportswear brands abusing workers’ rights and our campaign to stop them

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Adidas Briefing

January 2012

Around the world 775,000 workers, mainly women, in 1,200 factories across 65 countries make Adidas products. Almost all of the jobs are outsourced to factories in poorer countries, yet through Adidas’ buying practices the company has enormous influence over their working conditions, and ultimately their lives. In the run up the London 2012 Olympics research has exposed the harsh reality of life for these workers.

PDF icon Adidas briefing.pdf

Food Sovereignty report

November 2011

The report contrasts the UK government’s preferred approach of ‘food security’, based on free markets supplemented by aid, with the positive alternative of food sovereignty, which returns control over the food system to farmers.

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Join the food sovereignty revolution

October 2011

The global food system is in crisis. Decisions about what is produced, what is consumed and who has access to food are defined by multinational corporations that control the entire food chain.

PDF icon Join the Food Sovereignty Revolution.pdf

Up Front: Food Sovereignty

October 2011

In 2009, for the first time in human history, over a billion people were officially classified as living in hunger. This record total was not a consequence of poor global harvests or natural disasters.hunger on this scale is the result of the hijacking of the global food system by large agribusiness and food retailers.

PDF icon War on Want Up Front Food Sovereignty.pdf

Women's Rights Women's Resistance

September 2011

Lessons from the Honduran Women’s Collective

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Derechos de las Mujeres, Resistencia de las Mujeres

September 2011

Spanish translation of our report Women's Rights, Women's Resistance

PDF icon Womens Rights Womens Resistance Spanish.pdf

Food Sovereignty

August 2011

Food Sovereignty:Taking back control of our food system 

A War on Want position paper 

PDF icon Food Sovereignty position paper, Aug 2011.pdf

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Celebrating the Grunwick strike 40 years on

20 August 2018 - 1:30pm

It's been 40 years since the Grunwick strike ended. On this day in 1976, six Asian women workers at Grunwick factory walked out in protest over the sacking of a fellow worker. The strikers were challenging racist and sexist abuse, and poverty wages.

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