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.
* Charity No: 1107762
Can YOU help One World Week?
Could you offer a few hours a week, a month or occasionally, to help with the tasks to keep OWW working ?
OWW is the UK representative on the
North South Centre's Global Education Week.
NSC informs that its next e-learning course on Democratic Citizenship will take place from 8 June to 3 July 2015 and that you can apply now.
More information about this course can be found here. (the deadline for submitting the complete application is 31 May, 2015)
Other courses include:
OWW is a member of the Trade Justice Movement.
Click on the logo for more information about their work
TJM is currently monitoring the progress of the negotiation in secret of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) betwen the EU and the USA. They believe that this treaty,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."
More in the news story (above in right column)
OWW is a member of The Climate Coalition
9,000 people turned up to lobby MPs on June 17
The Climate Coalition says:
"This year, world leaders will make decisions
that will affect us all.
We need them to feel our love for things
we could lose to climate change.
Tell the world what you love and
want to protect from climate change.
Show the love."
(more here on how climate change affects the things we love)
to prevent damage to the local environment and adding yet more carbon to speed up climate change.
Scotland has 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
Success for the transparency campaign! The government announced in October 2013 that it would crack down on phantom firms by making a public register of exactly who owns what in the UK. Follow-up action is needed to make it work for developing countries. You can take action for Tax justice, here.
The CLIMATE JUSTICE campaign continues with ONE MILLION WAYS.
Christian Aid launched "Green Light", a joint campaign with ShareAction to persuade our Pension Funds to invest in a sustainable future instead of one of increasing climate change driven by investment in fossil fuels. More here - Ideal for exploring using money ethically in your OWW events.
New Climate Action - here
Great resources and ideas to use NOW and in One World Week. here
Life style tips to help you start Living Differently. here
Watch Fairtrade Matters here, a landmark film for Fairtrade Fortnight 2015, offering a poignant glimpse into the lives of just two of the farmers and workers at the heart of Fairtrade.
OWW's partners, Action Aid, are campaigning against tax dodging.
find out more about how toHelp make tax fair
This is an important element in the challenge to address inequality - part of OWW's 2015 theme
Formerly the World Development Movement
The new name states better the movement's values and aims in the 21st Century.(more here from the new website) It will continue to campaign for a world where resources are controlled by the many, not the few; and work in solidarity with social movements to fight the causes of poverty and injustice.
Current campaigns for economic and social justice (more here) include:
- Energy Justice
- Stop the corporate takeover of Africa's food
- Trade deals and the corporate power grab
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
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.
and click on this image to watch the video
On 2 July, Traidcraft is holding a Justice Matters’ service in London. Open to the public - More details here
Why not follow us on our social networking sites?
Call For Climate Action
For the love of each other, we're came together in our thousands, on 17 June, with our partners in the Climate Coalition, to ask MPs to commit to strong action on climate change to protect all the things we love. It was our first opportunity since the General Election to tell our newly elected representatives what matters to us in this crucial year for climate action.
Will you share what you love? (www.fortheloveof.org.uk)
Recently Added Resources
2015 -Suggestions and resources for interpreting the theme, Hope in Action. Download apdf version OR a word.docx version
Resource leaflets "Finding out more about ethical investment: website links" (Word .docx) (contributed byPhilip Hayllar, Portsmouth OWW Oct 2014)
wordsearch:'The world we want'. Download and print the search and answers (two word.docs) (Oct. 2014)
A worship resource from CAFOD - Call of Creation - A PowerPoint for reflection (added 25 September 2014)
Press Release Template for publicising your event 2014 (word.doc) (issued 30 Sep.2014)
Event participants feedback form (for organisers to collect feedback from participants at OWW events) (word.doc)
Pledges to help you "Aspire be more" word.doc (added 1 Oct 2013)
OWW Guide and links to other websites for resources relevant to environmental issues (updated Sept 2013)- (word doc)
Funding Opportunities - Aug. 2013
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