Records of One World Action

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 5OWA
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 AccNo 2011/31
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2 A boxes

Scope and Content

The archive consists of the following publications which are to be transferred to TWL printed collections. Duplicates of items marked with an asterisk were already in the printed collections and were not retained.

Box 1:

Bhimayana: Experiences of untouchability. Srividya Natarajan, S, Anand, undated

Building Civil Society - starting with the basics. Sustainable community services in Luanda Angola. Gunnar Aegisson One World Action 2001

Can Trade be Democratic? The Challenges for Trade Unions. Report of Seminar. Edited Celia Mather One World Action 1998

CEDAW: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Pamphlet One World Action 2009?

Citizenship and Services for the Urban Poor: Impact Assessment Synthesis Report. LUPP (Luta Contra Pobreza Urbana) Luanda Urban Poverty Programme Angola. Lucy Earle Forward Andy Rutherford 2011

Closing the Gap: Putting EU and UK Gender Policy into practice - South Africa, Nicaragua and Bangladesh. Zohra Khan One World Action 2003

Also version in Portugese

Connect! East/South/West Women for Development. Pamphlet Karat & One World Action 2010

Dalit Rights are Human Rights: the Dalit struggle for dignity in Bangladesh. Tara Brace-John Evelin Sawall. One World Action 2011

Developing gender sensitive local services: Seminar report British Council and One World Action 2000

Enabling Citizens to organise themselves: Citi-Habitat, Cape Verde. David Sogge One World Action 2007

Everywhere and Nowhere: Assessing gender mainstreaming in European Community development cooperation. Genevieve Painter One World Action Karin Ulmer APRODEV 2002

Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century: Seminar Report. One World Action 1997

Gender & Trade: Gender Justice in Trade Policy: The Gender effects of Economic Partnership Agreements. Dr Marzia Fontana One World Action 2009

Gender & Trade Advocacy Tool for above 2009

Gender Equity and local governance: A study of the San Salvador municipal gender equity policy Michael Clulow One World Action and others 2003

Hands of Hope: visible voices from the SEWA movement, Sanjay Kumar, c.2000?

Health for All? a question of social justice. The impact of trade rules and privatisation on health and self-determination. Conference Report Alifa Chakera & Lotte Hughes One World Action 2001

Influence and Access - local democracy and basic service provision. Seminar report One World Action 1999

Influence and accountability: citizen's voices, responsiveness and accountability in service delivery. Seminar Report Carole Rakodi One World Action 2002

Box 2:

Jobs Jobs Jobs Decent work for Development. 7 leaflets on jobs in various countries - No1 of 8 missing. Solidar 2007

Joi Bangla: Catalogue paintings by Christopher Corr in aid of One World Action 2001

Just Budgets : Increasing accountability and Aid effectiveness through gender responsive budgeting. Zohra Khan One World Action 2009

Just Budgets: Budgeting for gender equality and Women's empowerment.Folding leaflet/poster. One World Action 2008

Just Politics: Democratic governance: The missing millenium development goal. Pamphlet One World Action No date

Just Politics in an unjust world 7th Asia Europe People's Forum Karen Coelho One World Action 2008

Just politics: Women transforming political spaces. Carolyn Pedwell One World Action 2008?

Making Justice Democratic. Report edited Lotte Hughes One World Action 2001

Making Trade Work for Women. The likely impact of the economic partnership agreements on Women's rights and gender equality in Mozambique, Nambia and Zambia. Zohra Khan One World Action 2006

More Women More Power Pamphlet One World Action 2009?

One World Action Annual Report 2010

One World Action Recruiting leaflet 2009

Paving the Way to Justice : The experience of Citizen's Initiative, Bangladesh. Dina Siddiqi One World Action 2003?

People's Health Assembly: People's Charter for Health. PHA Secretariat Bangladesh 2000

Projecto Modos de Vida Sustentaveis, Angola (in Portugese) Linda Mayoux Margaret Jiri Marinela Cerqueira One World Action 2003

Promoting gender equity in local governance - a toolkit. Leaflet/poster One World Action, undated

Services for Sale. Only multinationals need apply. General Agreement on Trade in Services encourages multinationals, but not too late to stop it. Gunnar Aegisson One World Action 2003

Sustainable Livelihoods Project Angola: Microfinance for urban poverty reduction (See Projecto above) Linda Mayoux, Margaret Jiri Marinela Cerqueira One World Action 2002

Talking about Governance. European Community Aid: Policy and practice on governance and democracy Helen O'Connell One World Action 2006

Terra: Urban land reform in post-war Angola: research, advocacy and policy development, Development Workshop (Angola) and the Centre for Environment & Human Settlements (UK) with support from One World Action, 2005

The British Economy and Third World Debt: Conference Report One World Action 1993

The Great Water Robbery. Privatisation of water services often condition of international aid - multi-nationals do not serve the poorest. Gunnar Aegisson One World Action 2002

The Politics of Democratic Governance: Seminar report Carolyn Pedwell and Diane Perrons One World Action 2007

Trade Unions and Development in a Changing Global Economy. Seminar Report One World Action 1995

Transforming the Mainstream: seminar on EU development cooperation. One World Action and others 2004

Turning on the taps. Luanda, Angola: lessons in basic service delivery and local democracy. Seminar One World Action 2001

UN Women:an opportunity to deliver for women. Gender & development Network policy paper 2010

Western Foreign Policy towards Angola in the New Millenium. Conference Report Chatham House 2001

With the people For the people: The people's Health Centre Bangladesh. Tanja Haque One World Action 2002?

* Women and Democracy Seminar Report. British Council & One World Action 1997

Women for a change. Nowhere in the world are women on a par with men in political decision making. Lila Rabinovich One World Action 2001?

Women Seeking Refuge: Refugee rights in Tanzania. Pamphlet One World Action 200

Women Workers' Rights - Who is responsible? Gender perspectives in workers' rights in Central America, Julie Porter, One World Action, 2003 (2 copies)

* Women's Rights and Development : Vision and Strategy for the 21st Century Mandy Macdonald Oxfam 1995

Women's empowerment or feminisation of debt? Towards a new agenda in African microfinance. Linda Mayoux One World Action 2002 (2 copies)

Administrative / Biographical History

One World Action was founded by Glenys Kinnock in 1989, initially as the Bernt Carlsson Trust. By providing money, expertise and practical help to local organisations in developing countries, One World Action aimed to support the growth of democracy and permit those living in poverty to have a greater say in decisions that affected their lives. It provided funding, training and lobbying opportunities to the communities it supported. The organisation closed in 2011.


Arranged alphabetically by title by the cataloguer

Access Information


This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Acquisition Information

Donated by One World Action in Oct 2011

Other Finding Aids

The Women's Library Catalogue

Appraisal Information

The contents of the archive will be transferred to Printed Collections in due course

Custodial History

These records were transferred from the offices of One World Action


Former trustees are aware that if they wish to dispose of the mintues of One World Action, to contact The Women's Library

Geographical Names