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
One World Week 2O16
will be from Sunday 23rd - Sunday 30th October
but you can hold One World Week events any time it works for you!
Can YOU help One World Week?Could you, for example:
- identify resources on the OWWtheme for 2016 (needed now!)
- collate the responses from the OWW evaluations?
- represent OWW at a local or national event you are going to?
- write a press release?
- help us evaluate the website and suggest improvements? (right now! as we are in the process of building a new website that will be more accessible to phones and tablets)
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”.
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
Scottish Interfaith Week 2016 will take place from 13th - 20th November on the theme of 'Religion and the Media'
New Resource for Interfaith Activities - more here
Great global education resources for Muslim Schools available
OWW is a member of the Trade Justice Movement currently focussing on TTIP
Click on the logo for more information about their work
"Take Back the Power"
TJM is currently monitoring the progress of the secretive negotiation 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 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
OWW is a member of The Climate Coalition
GLOBAL CLIMATE SUMMIT: Dec 2015
In December world leaders met in Paris to reach a big global agreement on tackling climate change.
More information here about about what happened at marches and activities around the world.
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
Campaigning on Tax Justice
You can take action for Tax justice, here
The CLIMATE JUSTICE campaign continues.
The Big Shift -
persuade your church to shift from fossil fuels to renewable enery - More Here
Christian Aid also has 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
Pope Francis's Encyclical, "Laudato Si" has inspired great resources to use in OWW and actions to take now
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 .
Migration - A policy position paper links UK policies to the causes of the poverty from which migrants seek to escape.
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
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.
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.
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
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 June 2016)
Global Education resources for Muslim Schools from MADE - more details here (added 7 Dec. 2015)
Organisers' Evaluation Form for event organisers to complete and send to OWW - down load the word.doc from here
Teaching resources for KS1 and children's activities (5 - 7 year olds) from Traidcraft - here (8 Oct 2015)
Quotations about Hope in Action (includes: hope; economic inequality; gender equality and an inte faith section about inequality.Down load as a word.doc from the Discussion resources page here (8 Oct. 2015)
Pledges to Inspire Action -plus suggestions for use at events. (word.doc) (7 Sept 2015)
Worship resources to support Traidcraft's Justice campaign on Faith Resources page. (7 Oct. 2015)
Event participants feedback form (for organisers to collect feedback from participants at OWW events) (word.doc)
Christian Worship Anthology- Hope in Action available to download as pdf or in a word version you can edit (15 Sept. 2015)
The Funding Opportunities page has been updated (1 Sept. 2015)
New teaching resources on Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 10: "Reducing Inequalities" - from 'Think Global' (issued 29 Aug. 2015)
Press Release Template for publicising your event 2015 (word.doc) (issued 14 Aug. 2015)
2015 -Suggestions and resources for interpreting the theme, Hope in Action. Download a pdf 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)
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)
We've made every effort to make it accessible and standards compliant whilst also providing a useable and useful hub for everyone involved in One World Week activities. Please let us know what you think.