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Why Support Global Witness?

We focus on issues which are central to some of the major global challenges we face today.

We know that sustainable and transparent use of natural resources can help to fund the development needs of many of the poorest people on earth. Yet millions of people living in resource-rich countries are trapped in lives of poverty and violence.

For two decades we’ve been campaigning for full transparency in the mining, logging, oil and gas sectors, so that citizens who own those resources can benefit fairly from them, now and in the future.

We believe that the only way to protect peoples’ rights to land, livelihoods and a fair share of their national wealth is to demand total transparency in the resources sector, including stopping the international financial system from propping up corruption.

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We find the facts, we uncover the story...

Our investigations are the lifeblood of who we are and always will be. Your donation to Global Witness will help us continue our cutting edge, investigative journalism.

We change the system

The evidence we gather is gold dust when it comes to achieving high level political change. We will also harness your donation to launch hard-hitting campaigns and support our advocacy aimed at dismantling the shadow systems that fuel conflict and corruption.

Support an organisation capable of catalysing real change.

The Founders
"Patrick, Charmian and Simon’s leadership epitomizes great social entrepreneurship in Global Witness’s quest to expose global conflict, corruption, and environmental degradation, lifting millions out of poverty and protecting the environment." Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation