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

Donations urgently needed

* Charity No: 1107762


The theme for OWW 2017

Sunday 22nd - Sunday 29th October  

 will be:


My World Depends on Us

 Can YOU help One World Week?

     Could you, for example: 

  • collate and/or analyse the responses from the OWW evaluations? (Dec. 2016 - March 2017) 
  • represent OWW at a local or national event you are going to?
  • Contribute to OWW's facebook page? (a shared task)
  • research quotations about Good Neighbours

If you could offer a few hours a week, a month or occasionally, to help with tasks like these, share with OWW event organisers and keep OWW working, please consider the range of volunteering opportunities  here 

 Partners Campaigns and Activities

Many of One World Week's partners run campaigns and activities relevant to the OWW theme. 

You will find summaries and links below 

One World Week is the UK representative of North South Centre's Global Education Week

The 2016 week is from 14-20 November. The theme for 2016 is “Acting together for a World of Peace”.

More here

Think Global logo

Positive Development Stories

Courses and resources for teachers - here

New resources about migration - here

Images for global learning - How to find the best ones? - here

Inter Faith Week 2016 took place from Sun. 13 Nov.  - Sun. 20  Nov.   -

 How it all went  here

 New Resource for Interfaith Activities:-

Inter Faith Week Toolkit  here

Next steps  here

Great global education resources for Muslim Schools available

more here

OWW is a member of the Trade Justice Movement currently focussing on TTIP and CETA and what Brexit might meas for trade deals

Click on the logo for more information about their work

"Take Back the Power"

TJM has been monitoring the progress of the secretive negotiation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) betwen the EU and the USA. and CETA, a similar agreement between Canada and the EU. They believe that these treaties,if passed,

"...will prioritise investor interests over the government’s ability to protect the interests of people and our environment, and will undermine important elements of our democratic framework."

For an update see the background story (above in right column) or try 38 Degrees video here for a quick clear overview

Updates on the negotiations and what you can do from the 'NO TTIP' website here and Global Justice Now website here

War on Want also has updates and guidelines for action too here

Implications of Brexit for new Trade deals


OWW is a member of The Climate Coalition

For the love for what we don't want to lose to climate change  Find out more >

More about The Climate Coalition here


Stop Climate Chaos Scotland,

Scotlandhas its own coalition which helped secure the Scottish Climate Change Act targets to reduce emissions by 42% by 2020.

See the video about how they organised here

Latest news here


 CHANGE THE STORY - SPEAK FOR HOPE.  Help change the story around refugees.   More here

ALSO:  Campaigning on Tax Justice -  You can take action for Tax justice, here

 The CLIMATE JUSTICE campaign continues. The Big Shift -persuade your Church toshift from fossil fuels to renewable energy - More Here

Cafod  is encouraging people to mark Pope Francis's Year of Mercy with a pilgimage on the refugee crisis and to send messages of hope to refugees.  more on this here




New Climate Action - here

Pope Francis's Encyclical, "Laudato Si" has inspired great resources to use in OWW and actions to take now

See list here

Pope's Life style tips to help you reduce your carbon footprint here

MAKE TRADE FAIR : Three campaigns - click on the images to find out more about each


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 .

They do great teaching resources too!-on these and many more topics -more here

UK foreign policy post-Brexit - How will it look? A new briefing paper here: "Dreaming of Empire?" 

Migration - A policy position paper links UK policies to the causes of the poverty from which migrants seek to escape.
  cartoon poster of causes of migrationDownload the policy paper here

  Other current campaigns for economic and social justice 

(more here) include:

-Energy Justice

- Stop the corporate takeover of Africa's food

- Trade deals, including the TTIP, CETA and the corporate power grab-  visit their website here for updates


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 also has actions about tax dodging in Scotland (here) and stopping UK bombs being used in Yemen (here)

Take OXFAM's quiz about Refugees HERE


is campaining for people in developing countries who’ve been harmed by UK companies to be able to get justice, in the UK if necessary.

Find out more about Traidcraft's JUSTICE Campaign here

and click on this image to watch the video

Some more great videos 3 and 4 minutes about Traidcrafts work to empower women here - useful for OWW events.

Social Networking

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



Press Releases


Including You
(August 2016)

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 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

Introductory PowerPoint about organising local inclusive OWW events - updated for 2016.  Down load ppt 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 completand 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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