Stand With Her

Stand in solidarity with garment workers 

Right now, clothes you buy from UK high street brands like H&M, Zara and UNIQLO are made by millions of garment workers who work up to 18 hours a day in dangerous factory conditions for poverty pay. Corporations are driving the global race for higher profits and lower costs, which exploits the mainly women workers across countries such as Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.


Yet garment workers are fighting back. We partner with incredibly brave women and unions leading the fight. 


You can help. 


Sahera and Mousumi established a factory level union against all odds. Sahera fought against the terrible treatment she faced by factory supervisors but couldn’t bear to see others mistreated so she started a union and organised her fellow workers.


 “The only option is for us to improve our situation together, we can’t do it alone.” - Mousumi


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Human Rights Day: Remember Sharpeville

21 March 2018 - 6:45pm

War on Want continues to stand with our partners, as we did back then in 1960, in their fight against the root causes of racism – neo-colonialism and neoliberalism.

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“From garment factories to rural communities, women are the resistance.”

21 March 2018 - 3:00pm

Written by Marienna Pope-Weidemann and originally published in Red Pepper. 

Meet the women activists from around the world taking up the fight for social justice. By Marienna Pope-Weidemann from War on Want.

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From garment factories to rural communities, women are the resistance. Meet the #women activists leading the fight… 1 hour 38 min ago
RT @protestencil: “There is no justice under occupation” said #AhedTamimi , handed 8 months jail time for resisting. 17 hours 13 min ago
Hear from Sahar, Director of @Addameer, as well as 3 other powerful #women from our partner organisations:… 22 hours 37 min ago