poverty

Save the Children

Save the Children champions children's rights in more than 50 countries, including the United Kingdom. In the short term it provides emergency relief; in the long term its aim is to make children and families self-sufficient by promoting development. The site includes news and press releases, list of publications, a site for young people, hot topics, and frequently asked questions.

Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP)

The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) is an international NGO initiated by the International Social Science Council (ISSC). The focus of the CROP program is not limited to studies of poverty and the poor. The behaviour of the non-poor and the non-poor institutions influencing different phenomena related to poverty are central to the understanding of poverty.

People and Planet

People and Planet is the largest student network in Britain which campaigns for alleviation of world poverty, better human rights and protecting the environment. Groups are based at universities and colleges and run by students. The site has full details about campaigns and how to get involved. Job vacancies are sometimes listed.

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Website of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law a non-profit organisation which is based in Illinois in the United States. The Center carries out legal and policy research and provides legal services to low-income clients. The site has information about the Center's work which includes community investment, housing and advocacy. The Center produces various newsletters which are made freely available on the website and articles which are posted in HTML format.

Brennan Center for Justice

The Brennan Center for Justice is based at the New York University, School of Law. The Center was established in 1995 in honour of Supreme Court Justice William Brennan and carries out education, research and litigation in the areas of "democracy, poverty and criminal justice". There are details of programmes being run at the Brennan Center. Resources include a blog, commentary on current issues, a clearinghouse of Brennan Center court cases and litigation, e-alerts, press releases and publications.

Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq

Cambridge Solidarity with Iraq (formerly called CASI) was formed in 1997 by a group of Cambridge students in the UK, concerned about the effects of the UN trade sanctions against Iraq. It was wound up in 2003, but the site is still available as an archive. There are also some interesting links to further information for those wanting to learn more about Iraq, its economy and trade sanctions.

Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG)

The Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) is is a Montreal-based independent research and media group of progressive writers, academics and activists who are critical of globalisation and the New World Order. In their view, globalisation and war are connected and lead to a concentration of private wealth. This site exposes the activities of global banks, financial institutions and multinationals. There are articles on the latest news events. There are archives of earlier news articles and links to other websites with similar sympathies to CRG.

IRINnews.org

IRINnews is a UN online service which provides information about impending and actual disasters, in order to enable the humanitarian community to respond. Information on the website is broken down by region or theme (such as food security, gender issues, natural disasters or peace). There are also news reports and interviews. Regular reports are contributed to IRIN by aid workers, government departments, disaster specialists and the public. Some audio and video reports can be accessed. Key topics include refugees, aifd projects, HIV AIds, ethnic conflict, and human rights abuses worldwide.

Justice for the Poor

Website of Justice for the Poor (J4P), a World Bank research and development program concerned with the promotion of legal reform in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Indonesia, Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. There is information on the different aspects of law covered by the program including land and natural resources, conflict, crime and violence, local governance, gender, customary law and labour disputes. There are also pages detailing the work being done in each country. Briefing papers and reports can be downloaded from the site.

Global Land Tool Network

The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is an initiative of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World Bank. The main aim of the GLTN is to alleviate poverty and contribute to achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure. The website has background and organisational information about the GLTN and its partner organisations.

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