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What we do

Omega is an independent research organisation based in the UK.

We are dedicated to providing rigorous, objective, evidence-based research on the manufacture, trade in, and use of, military, security and police (MSP) technologies.  

This research has been used to develop and monitor effective trade controls and standards on the manufacture, trade, and use of MSP equipment; hold governments to account for the transfers they authorise; challenge questionable transfers of MSP equipment; educate policy makers, journalists & human rights monitors, amongst others; and provide redress for torture survivors.

Omega is delighted to annouce that this year we have been selected by the GlobalGiving Foundation to participate in its ‘Accelerator’ programme, a fundraising opportunity for nonprofits around the world. 

As part of the Accelerator campaign we will be raising funds to support the development of an online platform, which we will use to share information about the trade and use of weapons and equipment used to commit acts of violence, including rubber bullets, restraints, electric shock weapons, and tear gas. In sharing this information, Omega will assist activists, human rights monitors, journalists, legal professionals, and others to advocate for stricter regulation of the trade and use of such equipment and provide accountability when abuses occur.

Please help us in reaching our goal of $5,000US from 40 donors by donating or sharing information about our project with your networks. For more information or to donate click here.