"For over twenty yearsOne World Action addressed the root causes of poverty and inequality.
As a result millions of women and men are better off and speaking out, and their lives and societies have improved.
For example the simple introduction of Braille ballot papers by our partner in El Salvador meant that 15,000 blind people voted for the first time."
At the end of March 2011 the majority of One World Action’s projects – funded with money from institutional donors – came to an end.The remaining income, a combination of funded projects in Africa and Asia and regular donations, was not enough to cover the costs of running the organisation.
To avoid insolvency and to save the remaining few projects, the trustees to responsibly manage the closure of the organization and to find appropriate homes for current projects with similar organisations.
One World Action is proud to have played a vital role in shaping these changes. Although we will be closing doors at the end of October 31 2011 we want to share some of the work that has been made possible with your help.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us
Here is a snapshot
One World Action has trail blazed the promotion of feminist development. It has advanced the inclusion of gender equality and women’s empowerment as major factors in the formulation of development policies in the UK.
Asia Europe People’s Forum
One World Action has done a fantastic job championing women’s rights and radical approaches to development grounded in the lives and perspectives of poor people.
Gender and Development Network Trustee
One World Action’s commitment to the success of our work enabled us to contribute to our shared vision of empowering communities and creating spaces for the marginalised and disadvantaged, especially women. On behalf of our partners, we extend our gratitude and wish everyone happy new beginnings.
The Institute of Politics and Governance, Philippines