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
Can YOU help One World Week?Could you, for example:
- compile a set of quotations about "Hope"?
- represent OWW at a local or national event you are going to?
- identify resources for children or adults on the OWW theme?
- write a press release?
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
Many of One World Week's partners run campaigns relevant to the OWW theme.
You will find summaries and links below
One World Week is the UK representative on the
North-South Centre's Global Education Week
OWW is a member of the Trade Justice Movement. currently focussing on TTIP
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 background story (above in right column)
or try 38 Degrees video here for a quick clear overview
OWW is a member of The Climate Coalition
GLOBAL CLIMATE SUMMIT: Dec 2015
In December world leaders are meeting in Paris to reach a big global agreement on tackling climate change.
What's happening in the UK?
People’s Climate March, London: A major event in Central London on November 29th
Scotland’s Climate Rally, Edinburgh: Show your colours for climate, justice and jobs on November 28th
Pilgrimages: Groups of all faiths and none will be making pilgrimages from the UK to Paris
More information here about about what's happening at these events; for more events around the UK and how to take part
More about The Climate Coalition here
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
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.
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.
Watch the video here
New Climate Action - here
Pope Francis's Encyclical, "Laudato Si" has inspired great resources to use in OWW and actions to take now
Life style tips to help you start Living Differently. 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 and their new campaign, "FEARLESS" on violence against women here .
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, including the TTIP 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
Oxfam's 'EVEN IT UP' bus is touring the country during September and October. (great preparation for OWW!). This campaigning double decker aims to get people on board to tackle inequality across the UK.
Check out the timetable 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
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.