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, 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
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)
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.
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
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
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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
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)
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
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.