WORKING WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS AND LOCAL GROUPS
You don't have to organise your local OWW events all by yourself ! We have been liaising with various international development agencies and global justice NGOs at the national level (see below) about the theme with a view to linking with their campaigns and sharing resources. The organisations will be alerting their supporters to OWW so you could make contact with them locally where appropriate and plan activities together.
One World Week works with various NGOs at the national level.
We meet twice a year as the "OWW Working Group" and communicate by email and phone in between.
We work with these organisations through informal relationships which include:
- consultation about the OWW annual theme
- sharing resources relevant to the OWW annual theme
- Working Group members publicising the Week to their supporters to encourage them to make use of it locally, variously by including OWW leaflets in their mailings, articles in their publications, on their websites, though social media, etc.
- some giving grants or donations to OWW to help with running costs
- OWW publicising information and links to Working Group members' campaigns and activities which are relevant to OWW's theme so that OWW organisers who wish to do so may refer to them in their events. Visitors to OWW's website at any time of the year are able to find information about actions with which they may wish to get involved.)
We work with: Action Aid, Black Environment Network, CAFOD, Christian Aid, Global Justice Now, Fairtrade Foundation, Inter Faith Network, Islamic Relief, MADE in Europe; Oxfam, Think Global, Traidcraft, United Reformed Church's Commitment for Life programme, and other NGOs.
OWW is also a member of The Climate Coalition; the Trade Justice Movement;and United for Intercultural Action. (currently updating their data base). They all have a broad membership and some will have branches near you. Some of their members share the concerns of this year's theme and would be worth involving in your plans.
Our themes offers a really good opportunity to involve other organisations in OWW each year.
Recently Added Resources
New Funding Opportunity - The Common Good Fund - Application Deadline 27 Feb. 2017 see more here
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
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