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
Thanks to everyone who took part
A view from the IF rally, here
NB - The Welsh campaign continues until October see their video here
OWW is a member of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition
Visit their website to find out about an opportunity to take action NOW to urge that Britain sets targets for carbon emissions to limit climate change.
Other featured campaigns include:
- drawing attention to the threat to the Arctic
- 'Putting the brakes on fracking' to prevent damage to the local environment and adding yet more carbon to speed up climate change.
Scotland has its own coalition: Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, which helped secure the Scottish Climate Change Act targets to reduce emissions by 42% by 2020. See the video about how they organised here
Current campaign: We Want to See Double
The G8 made some progress on Tax and transparency but there's lots of follow-up action needed to make it work for developing countries. You can take action for Tax justice, here. For more about how tax dodging harms the poor, click on the Fat Cat! Learn more from the film, "UK GOLD"(more here)
If you want to see a fairer food system you could take action here
Follow the progress of the campaign to support a fairer trade system to empower marginalised and small holder farmers. They produce the majority of the world’s food, but they also make up half of the world’s hungriest people.
Despite massive lobbying the EU has failed to address the needs of sugar cane farmers in developing countries. But the Campaign is not giving up, so, more details about what's happened and what further actions to take to safeguard the livelihoods of developing country sugar farmers, here
WDM is backing African farmers’ movements and civil society groups who have rejected the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition as part of a “new wave of colonialism” targeting their food systems for corporate profit. - More on this here :
WDM will shortly launch a new campaign about agribusiness querying its fitness to tackle world hunger.
WDM's Carbon Capital campaign is about how far more than enough dirty energy projects than the world needs are being funded by British Banks. This would make a very appropriate topic for a OWW event. Read more about it on WDM's website here. Find out about a speaker on this topic visiting a town near you during or around OWWeek on WDM's site here. Work with your local WDM group- more here
Oxfam's verdict on the IF campaign here
"Too often the sugar in your favourite food and drink is produced by kicking farmers off their land. The rush for sugar means families are loosing their livelihoods and people are going hungry. But you can change this. You can get three big food companies - Coca -Cola, Pepsico and Associated British Foods - to make sure their sugar doesn't lead to land grabs, and help build a better life for poor farmers."
If you'd like to sign OXFAM'S petition you can find it here
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Recently Added Resources
2013 Event Organisers' Evaluation Form (word.doc)(added 17 Oct. 2013)
Press Release Template for publicising your event (word.doc) (issued 10 Oct.2013)
Event organisers' form for collecting feedback from participants at OWW events (word.doc)(added October 2013)
'More than enough?' Quotes about consumerism and what 'being more' might mean-use them to start off discussion and more (word doc) (added 8 Oct. 2013)
Pledges to help you "Aspire be more" word.doc (added 1 Oct 2013)
Working with Others - a new page for 2013 with ideas for events and links to OWW Partners and their resources (updated 26 Sept. 2013)
New Worship Anthology on "More than Enough?" plus supplementary material (added 19 Sept. 2013)
More than Enough? -a selection of videos to inform and entertain (new for 2013. updated 5 Sept. 2013)
OWW Guide and links to other websites for resources relevant to environmental issues (updated Sept 2013)- (word doc)
More than Enough? Featuring food/a meal in your event? These resources from CAFOD could enhance the menu! (added Aug. 2013)
Funding Opportunities - New possibility Aug. 2013
wordsearch:'The world we want'. Download and print the search and answers (two word.docs) updated April 2013
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.