Fighting for smallholder farmers

The global fight for small farmers’ rights Negotiations are taking place at the UN on a declaration of rights for small-scale food producers. This would be an important step to protect small farmers across the world from escalating levels of violence and oppression. Small farmers feed the most... More

Air Quality

It’s estimated that 40,000 deaths each year are attributable to pollutants, especially from diesel. This is a climate change as well as a health issue. So urgent action is needed. Friends of the Earth are monitoring pollution levels around our city as part of a national scheme and... More

She Decides – rights for girls and women.

SheDecides launched as a response to President Donald Trump’s policies on family planning and abortion.  It's a global movement to support the fundamental rights of girls and women to decide freely and for themselves about their sexual lives, including whether, when, with whom and how many... More

A People’s Food Policy

We already have a food crisis – think of our food banks, hungry children, food waste… And now new trade rules and BREXIT threaten further problems, like lowering food standards and breaking links with traditional suppliers. A new report A People’s Food Policy has been put together by... More

Support victims of trafficking

Many victims of trafficking in Britain are not properly supported and protected by the authorities. Support is patchy and long term care is rarely provided. The figures for human trafficking are terrible. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that at any one time there are two... More