War on Want works to achieve a vision of a just world, through our mission to fight against the root causes of poverty and human rights violation, as part of the worldwide movement for global justice.
Tens of thousands of members, supporters and activists give their time and money to take part in War on Want’s work each year. Many hundreds of thousands join forces in the social movements, trade unions and workers’ organisations that are War on Want’s partners and allies around the world. Millions more benefit from the victories we win together.
We are a charity, but we aren’t an aid agency and we don’t impose solutions to poverty.
We listen to the voices of our partners and allies, acting to enable those at the frontline of poverty and human rights violation – for long term solutions and real change.
We believe poverty is caused by the political choices made by powerful elites: governments, wealthy corporations and others.
We have global partnerships with grassroots social movements, trade unions and workers’ organisations to empower and capacity build people to fight for their own rights.
We run targeted campaigns, where we feel we add most value, against the root causes of poverty and human rights violation.
We raise public awareness of the root causes of poverty, inequality and injustice, and empowering people to take action for change.