War on Want has global partnerships with grassroots social movements, trade unions and workers’ organisations to empower and capacity build people to fight for their own rights.
The organisation runs targeted campaigns and works to raise public awareness of poverty, inequality and injustice – empowering people to take action for change.
‘Extractivism’ is a highly destructive model of economic development by industries such as mining and oil extraction. Its often relies on the exploitation and displacement of local communities, mainly in the global South. The costs are born by populations inhabiting the areas in which the resources are being exploited and extracted whilst the bulk of profits go to foreign investors, mostly corporations in the global North.