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 OWW theme for 2016 (needed now!)
- send in any good quotations relating to the 2016 theme. (needed now!)
- create a wordsearch on the theme (needed now!)
- collate the responses from the OWW evaluations? (Nov - Dec)
- represent OWW at a local or national event you are going to?
- write a press release? (needed now!)
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
Speak Up -Week of Action October 8th-16th- showing our MPs 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
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
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
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 ...plus 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
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 complete and 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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