• action/2015 - join the global campaign
    action/2015 campaign

    action/2015 is a global campaign asking world leaders to take action to tackle inequality, injustice and poverty in 2015. Find out how you can join in

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    Rickshaw rides - stop the myth

    77% of the UK public think that efforts to tackle global poverty over the last decade have made little or no difference. Think nothing changes in development? Watch this video.

  • 0.7% UK Aid bill recieves royal assent | VSO UK
    Success! 0.7% UK aid target receives Royal Assent

    As of 25 March 2015, the UK Government's commitment to investing 0.7% of Gross National Income towards international development is enshrined in law.

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Campaign for change

VSO campaigns for changes that will benefit the people we work with around the world.

Why VSO campaigns

Change is people-powered – and so are VSO campaigns. Together we campaign to improve the ways that governments, business and ordinary people contribute to reducing poverty. Whether this is this is your first visit or you’re a campaigning veteran just back from a two-year stint of VSO volunteering, you can help right now by joining our network of campaigners.

Current campaign

VSO’s Women in Power campaign is calling for a standalone gender goal and target in the post-2015 development framework that will follow the Millennium Development Goals from 2016. Read about the work we have been doing to ensure the UN implements strong and effective Sustainable Development Goals, including a gender goal and target for more Women in Power     

VSO and Parliament

We work closely with MPs and Peers from all parties to support development efforts and implement policies that tackle the root causes of poverty. Parliamentarians and their staff can find information on the latest issues and how they can get involved in our work on our dedicated pages.