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Anti-Slavery International

Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world’s oldest international human rights organisation and the only charity in the United Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery and related abuses. They work at local, national and international levels to eliminate the system of slavery around the world by :

  • urging governments of countries with slavery to develop and implement measures to end it
  • lobbying governments and intergovernmental agencies to make slavery a priority issue
  • supporting research to assess the scale of slavery in order to identify measures to end it
  • working with local organisations to raise public awareness of slavery
  • educating the public about the realities of slavery and campaigning for its end.

Anti-Slavery International’s work is divided among three teams : Programme, Communication and Information, enabling the NGO to work effectively towards achieving our goal of a slave-free world.

Address : Anti-Slavery International
Thomas Clarkson House
The Stableyard Broomgrove Road
London SW9 9TL
Phone : +44 (0)20 7501 8920
Fax : +44 (0)20 7738 4110
Contact :
Website :

Article 19

Founded in 1987, ARTICLE 19 is an international human rights organisation which defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. The name is taken from Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; the right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers.”

The organisation works through monitoring, research, publications, lobbying, campaigns and litigation on behalf of freedom of expression wherever it is threatened.

Address: 6-8 Amwell Street London, EC1R 1UQ - UK
Phone: +44 20 7278 9292
Fax: +44 20 7278 7660
Email: info AT

Bretton Woods Project

The Bretton Woods Project works as a networker, information-provider, media informant and watchdog to scrutinise and influence the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). Its website publishes briefings, news, reports and the bimonthly digest Bretton Woods Update.

Address : Hamlyn House, Macdonald Road London, N19 5PG - UK
Tel : +44 (0)20 7561 7610
Fax : +44 (0)20 7272 0899
Email : info AT
Website :

Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) (...)

Inaugurated in 1997, the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) at the University of Warwick is the largest academic centre in Europe dealing with this subject area. CSGR is a multidisciplinary project whose studies highlight issues of the definition, measurement, impacts, and policy implications of globalisation and regionalisation. More specifically, much of the Centre’s research concentrates on questions such as international financial crises, multijurisdictional tax competition, the development of global and regional governance institutions, social dimension of globalisation, social movement resistance, etc. CSGR do not promote any distinctive approach to globalisation (or regionalisation), neither does it not take any concretes measures in favour of/against the globalisation.

Address : Centre for Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL - United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)24 7652 3523
Fax: +44 (0)24 7646 1606

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

The Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) is a global network that disseminates information about the Convention on the Rights of the Child and child rights amongst non-governmental organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, inter-governmental organisation (IGOs), educational institutions, and other child rights experts.

Established in 1995, CRIN is a global information network. It has a membership of more than 1,700 organisations in over 140 countries. About 85 percent of its members are NGOs and 65 percent are in the Africa, Asia and Latin America. Its current strategic goal for the next three years is to become a stronger and more influential voice for the promotion of children’s rights. This involves :

  • taking a more proactive approach to information management to encourage and fuel advocacy activities
  • focusing on « neglected » and « new and emerging » children’s rights issues
  • developing a more explicit focus on key audiences, identified by their ability to achieve greater recognition of children’s rights

Address : CRIN c/o Save the Children
1 St John’s Lane
London EC1M 4AR - United Kingdom
Phone : +44 20 7012 6865
Fax : +44 20 7012 6952
Contact :
Website :

Climate Outreach & Information Network (COIN)

COIN is the only British charity which places personal emissions reduction at the centre of its work. Through education and innovative approaches to learning COIN aims to achieve permanent reductions in household greenhouse gas emissions; reducing them to levels which can be sustained, and which result in no further degradation of ecological systems and human livelihood. COIN works directly with individuals and households.

Address : 16B Cherwell Street, Oxford, OX4 1BG, UNITED KINGDOM
Phone: +44 (0)1865 727911
Email: info AT

Conciliation Resources (CR)

Founded in 1994, CR is an international non-governmental organization based in London, with offices in Sierra Leone. Its aim is to prevent violence promote justice and transform conflict into opportunities for development. Its work is mainly based in the Caucasus, Fiji, Uganda and West Africa in partnership with local and international civil society organizations and governments, and publishes the online magazine Accord: an international review of peace initiatives

Address: Conciliation Resources, 173 Upper Street, London, N1 1RG - United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 7359 7728
Fax: +44 (0)20 7359 4081
Email: conres AT

Global Commons Institute (GCI)

The Global Commons Institute (GCI) is an independent group concerned with the protection of the global commons. GCI was founded in 1990 after the Second World Climate Conference. Since that time GCI has contributed to the work of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN FCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Email: aubrey AT (Aubrey Meyer, director)

Global Witness

Founded in 1993, Global Witness campaigns to achieve real change by challenging established thinking on seemingly intractable global issues. We work to highlight the link between the exploitation of natural resources and human rights abuses, particularly where the resources such as timber, diamonds and oil are used to fund and perpetuate conflict and corruption.

Address: P.O. Box 6042, London
N19 5WP, United Kingdom
Tel. : +44 (0)20 7272 6731
Fax : +44 (0)20 7272 9425
Email :
Website :

Index on Censorship

Index on Censorship was founded in 1972 by a dedicated team of writers, journalists and artists to take to the page in defence of the basic human right of free expression. Today Index on Censorship continues to log free expression abuses in scores of countries world wide in its Index section. reported on censorship issues from all over the world and has added to the debates on those issues.

Address : 6-8 Amwell Street, London EC1R 1UQ - UK
Phone: 44(0)20 7278 2313

International Alert

International Alert was established in 1985 and is a leading peacebuilding organisation working in over twenty countries and territories around the world. It is committed in :

  • working together with people who live in areas affected or threatened by armed conflict to make a positive difference for peace
  • improving both the substance and implementation of international policies that affect peacebuilding and the prospects for peace
  • strengthening the peacebuilding sector by increasing its expertise and profile

Address: International Alert, 346 Clapham Road
London, SW9 9AP - United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7627 6800
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7627 6900

International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights (INTERIGHTS)

INTERIGHTS is a UK-registered charity established in 1982. It aims to enforce human rights through law, providing protection and redress, in particular regions and on issues of strategic focus; to strengthen human rights jurisprudence and mechanisms through the use of international and comparative law; and to empower legal partners and promote their effective use of law to protect human rights. It supports lawyers, judges, NGOs and victims on the ground by tailoring activities in response to the needs of each group and region. It works across the developing and developed world, with regional programmes in Africa, South Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth, and cross-cutting thematic programmes focusing on equality, liberty and security and economic, social and cultural rights.

Address : Lancaster House, 33 Islington High Street, London N1 9LH - UK
Phone: +44 (0)20 7278 3230
Fax: +44 (0)20 7278 4334
Email: ir AT

International Justice Project (IJP)

http://www.internationaljusticeproje (...)

The International Justice Project works towards the development, coordination and increased employment of international law and human rights standards as they pertain to capital punishment. It provides technical assistance, coordinates efforts to promote the employment of international law and human rights standards, and shares technical legal knowledge and legislative strategy.

Address : 6 Allerton Court, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2FB - ENGLAND
Phone: +1 (0)1388-527-403
Fax: +1 (0)1388-528-647
Email: Billbettuk AT
Website: http://www.internationaljusticeproj...

Justice Africa

Justice Africa was founded in 1999 in London. It works with a network of organizations based in different countries in Africa, initiating and supporting civil society activities for human rights, democracy, and peace in Africa. It publishes books and papers, mainly about Sudan.

Address : 1C Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London N1 3QP - UK
Phone: +44 (0) 207 354 8400
Fax: +44 (0) 207 354 8736
Email: enquiries AT

Labour Behind the Label

Labour Behind the Label is a UK network of associations which works to support garments workers worldwide in their efforts to improve their working conditions. The group works through awareness raising, information provision and encouraging international solidarity between workers and consumers. LBL produces campaigns targeting specific companies and publications on the issues of workers rights.

Address: 38 Exchange Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AX - UK
Phone: 01603 666160
Email: info AT

No Sweat

No Sweat is an activist campaign organisation. The group seeks to help unionise sweatshops in Britain as well as publicise, expose and help stamp out sweatshop employment throughout the world. No Sweat organises campaigns through local groups, conferences and develops actions of solidarity sweatshop workers and their organisations. Their website holds briefings on the situation of certain companies.

Address: No Sweat, PO Box 36707, London SW9 8YA - UK
Phone: 07904 431 959
Email: admin AT

One World Action

One World Action is a non-government organisation created in 1989 and based in London. This NGO is working to create the power and opportunity for the poorest citizens to transform their own lives and to challenge the international policies that make and keep people poor. Real change happens when citizens know and exercise their rights.

One World Action provides practical help to organisations committed to improving people’s lives in Africa, Asia and Central America and strengthening the democratic process. All its programmes are initiated by local people, ensuring tht local needs are genuinely understood and met.

One World Action reinforces its work on the ground by engaging actively and continuously in policy debates on international development issues, and creating opportunities for its partners from Africa, Asia and Central America to meet face-to-face with European Union and UK policy-makers.

Address : Bradley’s Close
74 - 78 White Lion Street
London N1 9PF - United Kingdom
Phone : + 44 (0)20 7833 4075
Fax : + 44 (0)20 7833 4102
Contact :
Website :

Panos London

Panos London was established in 1986 as a UK registered charity. Since 1996, Panos London has set up a network of regional offices in Southern Africa (Lusaka, Zambia); Eastern Africa (Kampala, Uganda and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia); South Asia. Panos aims to ensure that the perspectives of the people whose lives are most affected by development (mainly the poor and marginalised) are included within decision-making and that decisions are subject to their scrutiny and debate.

Panos’ job is to make the immensely complex issues facing developing countries accessible and understandable, to provide information that people can trust, and to open up opportunities for different perspectives to be heard. One of the main ways Panos channels voices to the wider community is through local media. It encourages local journalists to cover issues that are ignored, under-reported or misrepresented. It stimulates informed and inclusive public debate around key development issues in order to foster sustainable development. Its priority issues are: media and communications, globalisation, HIV/AIDS, environment and conflict and it views gender as integral to all these.

Address: Panos London
9 White Lion Street
London N1 9PD - United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 7278 1111
Fax: +44 (0)20 7278 0345


Progressio is an international charity working to tackle poverty and injustice in developing countries. This NGO works for sustainable development for communities and people in developing countries.

Progressio argues for rational use and local management of natural resources to improve the lives of poor urban and rural communities. This includes promoting sustainable cultivation practices and resource management techniques, while improving productivity, income and living conditions in small farming communities.

Progressio advocacy work is focused on three themes :

  • civil society participation
  • HIV and AIDS
  • sustainable environment

Address : Unit 3 Canonbury Yard
190a New North Road
London N1 7BJ, UK
Tel : +44 (0)20 7354 0883
Fax : +44 (0)20 7359 0017
Contact :
Website :

Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)

Set up in 1998, PSIRU researches the privatisation and restructuring of public services around the world, with special focus on water, energy, waste management, and healthcare. It produces reports and maintains an extensive database on the multinational companies involved.

Address : Business School, University of Greenwich, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS - UK
Phone: +44-(0)208-331-9933
Fax: +44-(0)208-331-8665
Email: psiru AT

Refugee Studies Centre (RSC)

The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) was established in 1982 as part of Queen Elizabeth House, the University of Oxford’s Centre for Development Studies. It has since won an international reputation as the leading multidisciplinary centre for research and teaching on the causes and consequences of forced migration. The centre engages in research, teaching, publications and offers a wide range of resources.

Mailing Address: Refugee Studies Centre, Department of International Development (QEH), University of Oxford, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB - United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (1865) 270722
Fax: +44 (1865) 270721
Email: rsc AT

Regional and International Networking Group (RING)

Formed in 1991, the Regional and International Networking Group (Ring) is a global alliance of predominantly Southern independent research and policy organisations. The group uses regional bi-lateral exchanges and ’pooled research’ to develop research programmes around common key topics on sustainable development.

Tom Bigg (RING Co-ordinator), RING Secretariat, IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London, WC1H 0DD - ENGLAND
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7388 2117;
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7388 2826
Email: ring AT


Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works with governments and civil society internationally to research, promote and implement new strategies to increase human security and prevent armed violence.

Address : 28 Charles Square, London N1 6HT - UK
Phone : +44 (0) 20 7324 4646
Fax : +44 (0) 20 7324 4647
Email :
Website :


http://www.survival-international.or (...)

Survival is an international organisation supporting tribal peoples worldwide. Founded in 1969, it has supporters in 82 countries. It works for tribal peoples’ rights in three complementary ways: education, advocacy and campaigns. We also offer tribal people themselves a platform to address the world. We work closely with local indigenous organisations, and focus on tribal peoples who have the most to lose, usually those most recently in contact with the outside world.

Address : 6 Charterhouse Buildings, London EC1M 7ET - UK
Phone: 00 44 20 7687 8700
Fax: 00 44 20 7687 8701
Email: info AT

Tax Justice Network (TJN)

The Tax Justice Network (TJN) is a non-aligned coalition of researchers and activists with a shared concern about the harmful impacts of tax avoidance, tax competition and tax havens. The TJN campaigns to identify and remedy the deficiencies of national and international tax policy frameworks and to support the activities of existing campaigns in different countries by connecting them to a worldwide movement. In particular it aims to promote more local campaigns for tax justice, especially in developing countries; provide a medium through which tax justice issues can be promoted within multilateral agencies such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development, and the European Union.

Address : New Economics Foundation, 3 Jonathan Street, London SE11 5NH - UK
Email: info AT

Trade Justice Movement

The Trade Justice Movement is a group of organisations including trade unions, aid agencies, environment and human rights campaigns, fairtrade organisations, faith and consumer groups. The movement is supported by more than 70 member organisations that have over 9 million members. Together, they are campaigning for trade justice - not free trade - with the rules weighted to benefit poor people and the environment.

Phone. : 020 7404 0530
Email :
Website :

World Development Movement

Founded in 1970, World Development Movement (WDM) is a movement of individual supporters, campaigners and local groups. It lobbies decision makers to change the policies that keep people poor, it researches and promotes positive alternatives and it works alongside people in the developing world who are standing up to injustice.

Their main campaigns area currently focus on Trade, Aid and Debt, with a particular look at the consequences of privatisation of public services in developing countries. WDM produces a range of campaign resources to inform the public and lobby decision-makers and produces the quarterly magazine WDM in Action.

Address : 66 Offley Road
London, SW9 0LS
Phone : 0207 820 4900
Fax : 0207 820 4949
Contact :
Website :

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