Useful Links – Charity/Organisations

Humanitarian – Poverty/Refugees/Third World

  • War on Want fights poverty in developing countries, campaigns for human rights, and against the root causes of global poverty, inequality and injustice. www.waronwant.org.
  • Action Aid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty, for all. www.actionaid.org.uk.
  • Christian Aid is an international development charity dedicated to eradicating poverty. www.christianaid.org.uk.
  • Oxfam International is a confederation of 17 organisations who work together to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice worldwide. www.oxfam.org.
  • British Red Cross are an organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. They are an international voluntary network, responding to conflicts and natural disasters worldwide. www.redcross.org.uk.

Slavery & Trafficking

  • Anti-SlaveryInternational is the worlds oldest independent human rights organisation, and they  are the only charity in the UK to work exclusively against slavery. www.antislavery.org.
  • Unseen UK is a charity established to disrupt and challenge human trafficking at all levels. www.unseenuk.org.
  • ECPAT UK (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) campaigns against the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the UK. www.ecpat.org.uk.
  • Care UK campaigns focus on human trafficking for sexual exploitation. They tackle the demand, ensuring that people who have survived exploitation are given adequate care and protection, and raise awareness of the issue. www.care.org.uk.
  • Hope For Justice is an anti-trafficking organisation, working to abolish modern-day slavery. They believe that human trafficking is not someone else’s problem, but is happening in our communities, our neighbourhoods, our country. www.hopeforjustice.org.uk.

Children’s Rights

  • Warchild are a small charity who help rebuild the lives of thousands of childrens whose lives, families, homes and schools have been torn apart by conflict. www.warchild.org.uk.
  • Barnardos are the UKs leading childrens charity, and work with the most vulnerable children in the uk – the neglected, abused and forgotten children. They work to transform the lives of these children, and believe that every child deserves the best start in life and the chance to fulfill their potential. www.barnardos.org.uk.
  • The Childrens Society are a charity who help children at risk on the streets, disabled children, young refugees, young carers or those within the youth justive system. They seek to influence child protection policies, so young people have a better chance in life. www.childrenssociety.org.uk.
  • NSPCC are working to end child abuse and cruelty to children, and work with vulnerable, abused or neglected children, as well as offering specialist support on a wide range of issues including bullying and trafficking. www.nspcc.org.uk.
  • Childline offer children in need the chance to talk to someone confidentially, either by telephone, online or by email. They offer counselling on a range of topics such as abuse, neglect or bullying. www.childline.org.uk.

Human Rights

  • Amnesty UK are a network of people standing up for humanity and human rights, their purpose is to protect individuals where injustice and unfairness occur. www.amnesty.org.uk.
  • Liberty are a membership organisation seeking to protect civil liberties and promote human rights for everyone. www.liberty-human-rights.org.
  • Witness uses technology to fight for human rights. They work with activists worldwide to document abuses on camera and bring evidence forward. www.witness.org.uk.
  • The United Nations (UN) is an inter-governmental organisation aimed at promoting and facilitating international co-operating among member countries. It seeks to promote human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, political freedoms and world peace. www.un.org/en.
  • Freedom from Torture work with survivors of torture in specialist centres across the UK. They work to help them rebuild their lives, working with partner organisations worldwide. They also act as a centre for learning and knowledge in the care, treatment and protection of torture survivor. www.freedomfromtorture.org.

Animal Rights/Welfare

  • Compassion in World Farming are a leading farm animal welfare organisation, working to end all cruel factory farming practices. www.ciwf.org.uk.
  • League Against Cruel Sports work to expose and end any cruelty inflicted on animals in the name of sport. www.league.org.uk.
  • Animal Aid are an animal rights group who campaign against animal experiments, factory farming, wildlife culls and the use of animals for sport and leisure. www.animalaid.org.uk.
  • RSPCA  are the UKs leading animal welfare charity. They specialise in rescue, animal welfare, and preventing animal cruelty. www.rspca.org.uk.
  • WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) exists to tackle animal cruelty worldwide. They work directly with animals, people and the organisations that can ensure animals are treated with respect and compassion. http://www.wspa.org.uk.

Mental Health Organisations

  • Depression Alliance provide information and support services to those affected by depression and depressive disorders,  via their website, publications, supporter services and a network of self-help groups. www.depressionalliance.org.
  • Mind are there to make sure that anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn to for advice and support. www.mind.org.uk.
  • Sane are a mental health charity providing practical support and help to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. www.sane.org.uk.
  • Rethink are the national mental health charity providing information and a strong voice for everyone affected by schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. www.rethink.org.
  • Mental Health Foundation are a charity dedicated to improving the lives of those with mental health problems and learning disabilities. They also work on research and service development. www.mentalhealth.org.uk.
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