What is One World Week?
One World Week is a Development Education Charity*. Each year, "The Week" is an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together to learn about global justice, to spread that learning and to use it to take action for justice locally and globally. More
* Charity No: 1107762
The theme for OWW 2017
Sunday 22nd - Sunday 29th October
My World Depends on Us
- Advice on Planning Local Events
- More about the theme here
- Guidance for Interfaith and
- Downloadable Resources
- Upcoming Events
- Submit Your Event
- Publicity Resources
- Visit Our UK Map for info about OWW 2016
OWW needs volunteers to undertake a variety of specific tasks. If you could offer a few hours a week, a month or occasionally, to help keep OWW working, please consider the range of volunteering opportunities here
Partners Campaigns and Activities
Many of One World Week's partners and supporters run campaigns and activities relevant to the OWW theme.
You will find summaries and links below to actions you might wish to take or draw attention to at OWW events.
One World Week is the UK representative of North South Centre's Global Education Week
The 2017 week is from 11-19 November. The theme for 2017 is “My world depends on us"
offers ideas and resources for teachers to use in schools and colleges
Courses and resources for teachers - here
New resource about migration - here
Resources about Sustainable Development Goals -here
Help make the case for global learning - here
How it all went - here
New Resource for Interfaith Activities:-
Inter Faith Week Toolkit - here
Next steps - here
MADE has some great inititiatives for young people to get involved in multifaith Good Neighbour- type activities - here
Global education resources for Muslim Schools and youth actions available - here
OWW is a member of the Trade Justice Movement
Click on the logo for more information about their work
Discussion papers related to OWW's Good Neighbour issues:
- the implications of Brexit for trade and international development - here
- an alternative vision for trade policy- here
- trade policy designed to explicitly support the Sustainable Development Goals and the development goals of communities in the world’s poorest countries: here
OWW is a member of The Climate Coalition
More about The Climate Coalition here
Week of Action 1st - 9th July - find out more here
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland,
Scotland has its own coalition which helped secure the Scottish Climate Change Act targets to reduce emissions by 42% by 2020.
Latest news here
Stop Climate Chaos Wales
Wales has its own coalition - more about it here
Taking responsibility for climate change which is hurting our neighbours:
The BIG SHIFT
- The banks are using our money to invest in fossil fuels - you could email your bank to ask them to help combat climate change by moving our money out of fossil fuels and to invest in renewables - more here watch a very clear film here
The Big Church Switch
-persuade your Church to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy - More here about how to do it easily.
There are excellent resources: films, prayers etc. about our responsibilities as good neighbours to stop climate change
"Caring for our common home and our global neighbours starts in our own homes and in our own neighbourhoods."
So - for example, you could switch your home energy supplier - more here
Or try some of the other ideas for tackling climate change here
Refugee ActionRefugees are our neighbours too - Cafod is encouraging people to send them messages of hope. more on this here
The Fairtrade Foundation is campaigning, alongside other partners, to make post BREXIT trade deals work for developing countries.
"EU measures currently mean many farmers from the poorest countries do not have to pay tax to import their produce into the UK. If equivalent ones aren’t put in place by our government, the moment we leave these farmers could face a £1 billion import tax bill."
They want you to Email your MP now and educate them on what’s at stake.
OWW's partners, Action Aid, campaigns against policies and practices that keep people poor. Find out about their tax dodging campaign here. Tax dodging means depriving governments of the funds to invest in better public services, thus driving people to migrate elsewhere to seek a better life
Their campaign, "FEARLESS" addresses issues of violence against women - more here .
runs significant campaigns which relate to our role as Good Neighbours. Their briefing papers offer insights and analysis into the injustice of systems that cause poverty and suffering for our global and local neighbours.
More on their campaigns here
Specific current actions are detailed here :
- rights of EU citizens in the UK
- "tell M&S to stop funding hate" (i.e. to withdraw their advertising from the Daily Mail.)
- "call on UK to support the "UN declaration of the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas"
- "ask the Mayor of London for a fairer energy system".
The gap between rich and poor is out of control.
Oxfam's EVEN IT UP campaign aims to do something about it.Here is a short video and action points
Oxfam invite you to:
send a letter to the world's billionaires - here
write to your MP about armsales and Yemen
call on the PM to end inequality and the era of Tax havens
Take OXFAM's quiz about Refugees HERE
has a range of campaigns - news of them here
Currently they are campaigning on Trade and the opportunities Brexit offers to negotiate fair trade deals with developing countries that benefit everyone. They invite you to sign a petition to Liam Fox, the Minister responsible for international trade, to tell him to make trade work for everyone- here
Why not follow us on our social networking sites? If you have a (short) story or experince you want share on OWW's facebook page contact us
Recently Added Resources
New Funding Opportunity - The Common Good Fund - Application Deadline 27 Feb. 2017 see more here
Organisers' Evaluation form for 2016 events Download from here
Wordsearches for Including You events - download them from here
Press release template for 'Including You' events download here
Quotations about building an inclusive peaceful society - Download from here a 5 page booklet as a word.doc or pdf
Pledges to build an inclusive society - find them here
"Who is a Migrant?" - anactivity/game to get people talking to each other at your events. Download the instructions here
School Assemblies from Christian Aid- link to and download a PowerPoint and notes
Looking for a speaker for your event? Download here a list (pdf) from the Discussion page (posted 12 Sept 2016)
Faith resources relating to "Including You".Download pdf here links to materials offered by OWW's partners and supporters: worship, discussion, films ...plus Prayers for OWW(updated 7 Sept '16)
Presentation "A OWW approach to Migration" Download this PDF version of a 12 slides (15 -20 minutes) powerpoint
Need funding for your event? Apply to Big Lottery Celebrate Fund! NOW or you'll be too late for OWW more here and other suggestions
Poster/ flyer design kit - download from here
2016 Leaflets "Including You" download PDF versions here
Migrant crisis or poverty crisis? - A briefing paper from Global Justice NOW Download as a PDF here
2016 - "Including You" - Booklet of ideas, links and resources for interpreting the theme. Dowload a PDF here (updated July 2016)
Learning resource/activity for young people about peace - from Fly Kites not Drones; suitable for activites in or out of school. find links here: schools ; activities (added Nov. 2015 but still relevant for this years events)
Organisers' Evaluation Form for event organisers to complete and send to OWW - down load the word.doc from here
Event participants feedback form (for organisers to collect feedback from participants at OWW events) (word.doc)
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