Justice, Human Rights and Poverty


ActionAid is a unique partnership of people who are fighting for a world without poverty, in which every person can exercise their right to a life of dignity.  They work with poor and marginalised people to help eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustice.

They also produce resources for schools which can be accessed by topic and age group- you can explore them here


Amnesty International
Amnesty International - working to protect human rights worldwide.

CAFOD raises funds so it can promote long-term development, respond to emergencies, raise public awareness of the causes of poverty, speak out on behalf of poor communities, and promote social justice in witness to Christian faith and gospel values.  CAFOD support us through advising the Ubuntu project and editing resources.


Christian Aid

Christian Aid is committed to seeing a just world.  Now, not just in the future.  They believe in life before death.


Global Citizen Corps
The GCC is a movement of young people from all over the world who act together with the aim of ending global poverty.  They are part of Mercy Corps, an international relief and humanitarian organisation.


Islamic Relief
Islamic Relief is an international relief and development charity, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world's poorest people. It is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984 by Dr Hany El Banna. OWW has been working in conjunction with IR to produce some of this year's resources.


The Karuna Trust
British Buddhist development charity working with partners in India, Nepal and Tibet.


Muslim Aid
Muslim Aid provides emergency relief and poverty eradication assistance to those in need, regardless of the race, creed or nationality of the recipients. It focuses on working in partnership with local community-based organisations. Muslim Aid offer advise to the OWW

Oxfam is a development, relief, and campaigning organisation that works with others to overcome poverty and suffering around the world.


Practical Action
Practical Action aims to demonstrate and advocate the sustainable use of technology to reduce poverty in developing countries.


Think Global
Think Global is a membership based charity that works to educate and engage the UK public on global issues.



Voluntary Services Overseas have been sending volunteers to fight global poverty since the late 1950s. Sharing skills and experiences is life changing experience for all involved. VSO also work within the UK raising awareness of development issues. Many VSO supporters in the UK take part in OWW activities.


 logo of Global Justice Now

Global Justice Now (used to the World Development Movement)

Global Justice Now campaigns for a world where resources are controlled by the many, not the few. We work in solidarity with social movements to fight the causes of poverty and injustice.



World Jewish Relief
This Jewish organisation based in the United Kingdom helps the needy irrespective of race, ethnicity or gender.


Press Releases


The Action Begins
(October 2015)

Recently Added Resources

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

Organisers' Evaluation Form for event organisers to completand send to OWW - down load the word.doc from here

Finding images for exhibitions, posters, activities, teaching - some useful guidance from Think Global - see links here or go to Global Dimensions website here (6 Nov. 2015)

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)

New children's resources from Christian Aid for OWW 'Hope in Action' : School Assemblies (primary and secondary) here;  Children in Church here. (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 leaflets available to download & print

Introductory PowerPoint about organising local interfaith/inclusive OWW events in 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  (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)

A video to trigger ideas to help you start planning your OWW events