War on Want publishes reports and research across a broad range of development issues. Below is a downloadable list of our most recent reports in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files on your computer.
At its heart, the Right to the City is more than just improving people’s neighbourhoods and housing, or improving the city and its surroundings. It is about democratic control over the city, with the right to access, occupy and use urban space.
Western brands’ failure to ensure workplace safety and our campaign to hold them to account
Winning the fight for social justice
Over 1,100 people, mainly female garment workers, were killed and thousands more were injured when the Rana Plaza building collapsed in Savar on the outskirt s of Dhaka, Bangladesh on 24 April 2013.
The human cost of distressed jeans
The billions dodged and our campaign to stop the UK government fuelling tax avoidance
The UK government is slashing spending on vital public services and welfare, increasing poverty and inequality. At a time when vulnerable people are bearing the brunt of the cuts, the UK government is making it easier for multinational companies to cut their tax bills.
This report reveals how DFID has been using hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money with the express purpose of extending the power of agribusiness over the production of food, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.
The government should scrap its proposals for an anti-abuse rule that targets only ‘artificial and abusive’ tax avoidance.
JCB's complicity in Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people
With the recent furore over private security contractor G4S failing to supply the required number of security personnel for the Olympics, this issue of Up Front looks deeper into the murky underworld of private military and security companies.
Fighting for workers' rights in the informal economy
Resgatando o sistema alimentar global
Our Food Sovereignty report in Portuguese
Migrant women workers in Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia
The global sportswear brands abusing workers’ rights and our campaign to stop them
Spanish translation of our report Women's Rights, Women's Resistance
The report contrasts the UK government’s preferred approach of ‘food security’, based on free markets supplemented by aid, with the positive alternative of food sovereignty, which returns control over the food system to farmers.
The global food system is in crisis. Decisions about what is produced, what is consumed and who has access to food are defined by multinational corporations that control the entire food chain.