World Solidarity focuses on social development worldwide, specifically aimed at decent work, social protection and job creation for all. To this end, we support about 90 social movements located in 32 different countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
These social movements, each in their own way, help to improve the living conditions of the people in their country.
• By demanding better working conditions.
• By setting up social security systems and granting people access to healthcare.
• By starting up social economy projects.
• By demanding political changes, etc.
World Solidarity also develops international advocacy work. We support partners in the South in their political struggle to have social and labour rights respected. We do so, for example, by denouncing violations of these rights on a national or international level.
World Solidarity is not an emergency relief organisation, as it opts for a structural approach focusing on sustainable, long-term changes. However, World Solidarity also regularly supports projects that are part of emergency relief efforts. If a partner country is hit by a disaster, World Solidarity gives as much support as possible to its partners, by providing additional resources allowing the greatest needs to be allayed.