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A 3 year strategy for One World Week, 2016 – 2019

DRAFT OUTLINE

We welcome comments on this DRAFT which we shall be developing in consultation with supporters during 2016

(please contact us by email with "Strategy 2016 - 18" in the subject line.) 

People working together to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world

 

This draft is a revision of the 2011 -15 strategy (see below) developed and approved by trustees drawing on over 30 years’ experience of One World Week (OWW).  Our vision for OWW in 2019 is of People working together to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world.  The trustees plan to consult with a wider group of OWW supporters to review and develop the strategy in more detail during the next few months.

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Over the next 3 years One World Week aims to promote global justice, in the context of a world of growing interdependence facing pressures from climate change, financial crises, terrorism and wars which fuel migration, fear, and cultural and religious intolerance. While absolute poverty is decreasing globally, rising inequality within states has eroded some of the distinctions between “rich” and “poor” countries so that poverty and extreme wealth coexist in all, including the UK. The growing concentration of power as well as wealth into unelected transnational bodies threatens democracy and human rights.   We aim:

  1. To expand perceptions of what it is possible to do to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world;
  2. To work efficiently with our partners and others, to make a significant contribution to building an informed, concerned and inclusive public in the UK;
  3. to re-affirm OWW as a nationally recognised annual occasion during which organisations hold local events which involve adults, families, youth and children engaging with global issues and local impacts;

To achieve this OWW will build on its existing work which involves faith, BME and diaspora communities and engage the next generation of activists.  

What we plan to do:

  1. Promote the understanding that injustice, inequality and prejudice are not inevitable but man-made, so we can change them;
  2. Promote, strengthen, and encourage local OWW events to reach out to new audiences and increase the effectiveness of OWW as a week for information sharing, learning and action at a grass roots level;
  3. Build upon our partnerships at national level by forging new partnerships with human rights and inclusive organisations, incorporating them into the advisory group of national representatives and making OWW available to them.

 

How we plan to do it:

(a)   Build confidence by sharing stories of experiences where people have acted and made a difference 

(b)   We will support local organisers in developing One World Week events around an annual theme: with resources delivered mainly through an upgraded website; through the development of new social media approaches; and by encouraging organisers to share information more with us and with each other.

(c)   OWW’s work has impact at different levels: we can measure this e.g. through the number of visits to OWW website; reports from OWW event organisers; and reports back from individuals inspired by OWW to take action.

Staffing and funding implications

OWW intends to remain a small focused organisation based on working largely through an improved interactive website. Currently we can afford only very few hours a week of professional staff with volunteers to support OWW organisers; revamp, maintain and service the website; develop and service the partnerships, volunteers, social media and local organisers; and support the governance and administration of the organisation. 

Funds are required:

  • to develop a new sustainable way of working with volunteers to maintain the core work;
  • to service existing partnerships and develop new ones;
  • for additional discrete projects, such as to underpin the annual theme.

19-01-2016

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A 5 year strategy for One World Week 2011-2015

 

People working together to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world

 

Summary

This strategy was developed and approved by trustees drawing on over 30 years’ experience of One World Week (OWW).  Our vision for OWW in 2015 is of People working together to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

 

Over the next 5 years One World Week aims to promote global justice, in the context of a world of growing interdependence facing pressures from climate change, financial crises, cultural and religious intolerance, and increasing poverty by:

• working efficiently with others to make a significant contribution to building an informed and concerned public in the UK;

• establishing OWW as a nationally recognised annual event during which organisations hold local events which involve adults, families and children on global issues;

To achieve this OWW will build on its existing work which involves faith, black minority ethnic and diaspora communities and engage the next generation of activists.

What we plan to do:

• Promote, strengthen, and encourage local OWW events to reach out to new audiences and increase the effectiveness of OWW as a week for information sharing, learning and action at a grass roots level;

• Take a new direction in developing OWW as an open link or One World Web connecting national organisations and their local supporters with local OWW organisers.  OWW is well positioned to do this because of its independence and long experience;

• Introduce means of assessing the effectiveness of the work that we do.

How we plan to do it:

(a)    We will support local organisers in developing One World Week events around an annual theme: with resources delivered mainly through an improved website; through the development of new social media approaches; and by encouraging organisers to share information with each other.

(b)   We will develop the One World Web by first involving a few key partners in the development of a suitable model.  This will then be demonstrated, tested and discussed at an event involving 20 selected organisations with a cross-section of interests.  A launch event will sell the idea and encourage participation of 100 organisations and determine, with participants, what face to face events might supplement on-line exchange.

(c)    OWW’s work has impact at different levels and more reliable ways need to be found for measuring this, e.g. through the number of visits to OWW website; reports from OWW event organisers; and report back from individuals inspired by OWW to take action through an interactive web-based monitoring system.

Staffing and funding implications

OWW intends to remain a small focused organisation of 2 – 3 staff to support OWW organisers; maintain and service the website; develop the new One World Web and social media; and support the governance and administration of the organisation.

 

Click here to download the full strategy.

News

Press Releases

Newsletters

Including You
(August 2016)

Recently Added Resources

Organisers' Evaluation form for 2016 events Download from here

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

Introductory PowerPoint about organising local inclusive OWW events - updated for 2016.  Down load ppt 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 completand 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)