There is an alternative: People before profit

1 July 2015 - 11:00am

Welcome to War on Want’s brand new website. Take a look around. We hope it inspires you to take action in the fight for global justice.

The capitalist system is the root cause of the growing inequality. The rules of the global economy are written in the interests of big business, with more and more power stripped away from ordinary people and local communities.

There is an alternative. Our campaigns continue to challenge the system and win important victories in the fight for a future based on justice, equality and rights, not exploitation and profit.

The defining global justice issue of our time

1 July 2015 - 10:00am

The catastrophe facing the Palestinian people is the defining global justice issue of our time. Palestinians have suffered Israeli oppression and human rights abuse for more than 60 years.

Arming Apartheid

July 2015

Our new report, 'Arming Apartheid', details how trading arms with Israel makes the UK complicit in Israel’s continuing violations of human rights and international law.

Arming Apartheid report (PDF)

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Speaking ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the ‘Pimlico Plumbers’ Gig Economy Case, Owen Espley Labour Rights campaigner at War on Want said:

“The supreme court case must confirm what many courts have already decided, that claiming these workers were self-employed is a ploy to dodge taxes and deny worker’s rights, such as holiday and sick pay.

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War on Want's commitment to safeguarding and code of conduct

16 February 2018 - 10:30am

The recent reports regarding the conduct of staff working for international humanitarian and development charities focussing on Oxfam, is a crucial reminder of the importance that charities should place on ensuring effective policies and practices in safeguarding, including commitments to recognise and uphold the dignity of local communities that the sector works with.

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