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'Back Zara poverty workers' call to Kate

15 May 2012 - 11:09am

Kate Middleton is today urged to press her favourite retailer Zara to stop exploiting the women making its high street fashion.

Charity claims victory over stores abuse

9 May 2012 - 4:45pm

The charity War on Want today welcomed the new bill for a supermarkets adjudicator announced in the Queen's speech, but demanded tough powers for the ombudsman.

Palestine human rights group raided

8 May 2012 - 3:55pm

The British anti-poverty charity War on Want today condemned the Israeli military for a raid by occupation forces on the Ramallah offices of the human rights defenders Stop the Wall.

Charity sets record to aid sweatshop workers

3 May 2012 - 5:01pm

Tim Minchin leads £23,000 gig success for War on Want

Minchin aids sweatshop workers

18 April 2012 - 3:45pm

Tim Minchin will lead a galaxy of performers on International Workers' Day (Tuesday, 1 May) in a gig whose proceeds will boost the anti-poverty charity.

London 2012's Coe pressed over Adidas sweatshops

5 March 2012 - 12:00am

London 2012 chair Seb Coe today comes under pressure over revelations that workers in Bangladesh producing clothes for Adidas, the official sportswear partner of the 2012 Games, are illegally paid less than the minimum wage.

Redgrave plea for sweatshop workers

28 February 2012 - 4:36pm

Vanessa Redgrave, who has just won the best actress prize at the Whatsonstage awards for her Driving Miss Daisy role in London's West End, will urge BBC Radio 4 listeners to support the anti-poverty charity War on Want.

JCB slated on Jerusalem playground demolition

20 February 2012 - 3:31pm

JCB digger demolishing the playground (credit Wadi Hilweh Information Center)
Campaigners today attacked the British construction equipment company JCB after Israelis used its bulldozers to destroy the only children's playground in the Palestinian town of Silwan, which borders Jerusalem's old city. 

Banana union leader wins top award

15 February 2012 - 3:05pm

A woman union leader has won a prestigious award for her struggle to support workers in Honduras supplying bananas to British stores for as little as £5 a day. Iris Munguia, a former banana worker herself, will next month in Brussels receive a Silver Rose prize from SOLIDAR, a network of 56 non-governmental organisations in over 90 countries that promote social justice in Europe and worldwide. The presentation ceremony on 6 March will coincide with events to mark International Women's Day.

Geneva trade summit ‘must be WTO's last'

14 December 2011 - 11:45am

Global trade ministers today face pressure to announce a formal end to their Doha negotiations amid warnings of millions of jobs at risk. The call, made on the eve of the World Trade Organisation ministerial conference, comes from the charity War on Want, which has published research into the likely impact of further trade liberalisation through WTO negotiations.

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