Ibtehal Hussain

I'm heavily involved in anti-arms activism and my work involves actively engaging with passionate students and communities about addressing our responsibility and complicity in an attempt at solidarity. My work on anti-arms trade stems from my passion to fight racism, understanding how I was fuelling the arms trade (in many unintended ways) and my identity. I have organised and worked specifically on issues of demilitarisation, anti-racism and Palestine solidarity.

Vuyana Mthimkulu

What keeps me busy about the issues l care for is meeting other activists that have direct experiences, knowing that they are so many people out there who care and support who are willing to challenge the community.

Majeda Ibrahim Krban

I am a human rights defender and a feminist activist - that makes me responsible for keeping an eye on all the violations and abuses which happened against women in my country, especially now because it has a conflict! To do this I have to campaign and advocate on all the issues related to human rights... I am interested to be trained on how to do this in a way can convince the others to help and advocate my case . So I always try to expand my network to have as many friends, human rights NGOs and even people in the streets to tell them about what happened in my country.

Josephine Larcher

I’m Josephine originally from Wales now living in the south East, I’m mum to two young girls, one of whom is Autistic. Having a child with special needs has thrust me into the world of special needs and disability education (SEND). I’ve become very accustomed to the lack of provision, the onus on parents to fight for their children’s right to an education. I’m passionate about wanting better for children and young people who already face too many challenges in life.

Jay Kai-Whitewind

I have joined a newly formed group, Bound By Injustice, which supports those affected by wrongful convictions. We are in the early stages of campaigning for greater awareness of the wide implications and impact of such convictions and I am currently involved in fundraising. I passionately believe wrongful convictions, and the variable impact of these, is grossly under reported, understood or researched. I believe the psychological impact, the sense of isolation, fear and anxiety, can be eased by uniting with others experiencing the same and further believe that such contact can lead to change.

Mirriam Mutanda

My faith coupled with my personal experience here in the UK and back in my native country have been a catalyst in my campaigning for social justice in society. I believe that together we can help create; safe, just, peaceful, caring, responsible societies that allow for integration and that we can embrace and celebrate our diversity and live in societies where there is liberty and freedom and where everyones human rights are upheld. I have always endeavoured to be 'voice for the voiceless' and I have done this by using my creatitve skills to engage in activism.

Sophie Morrison

I work at Peace Pledge Union primarily overseeing the white poppy campaign, which promotes remembrance for all victims of war, of all nationalities, and symbolises a challenge to the militarisation of some Remembrance ceremonies. At PPU we also campaign around issues of militarisation within wider society. I'm particularly interested in this in relation to the targeting of young working class people into the armed forces, especially through events and activities designed to make life in the armed forces seem like great fun.

Zlakha Ahmed

I am passionate about violence against women and have been campaigning on related issues now for the past 22 years. I am vocal in my local community as well as regionally & nationally, voicing issues affecting particularly BME women & girls. I have spoken at national events on islamophobia, racism, sexual violence & domestic violence. As well as having led as well as supported many petitions and rallies.

Alia Schwelling

My main political and research interests evolve around the topics of intersectional feminism, queerness, anti-racism, decoloniality, migration and anti-capitalism and I have been involved in several social justice projects related to these topics. I am particularly interested in the intersection of anti-Muslim racism and forms of patriarchal oppression, such as queer-phobia and misogyny. I just finished MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS and will be moving back to Berlin.

Yemi Amusan-Fagborun

I am a qualified teacher, now I am a Pastor and CEO of a charity. I have BA Hons (Peace Studies) and MA (Women’s Studies). I am a qualified school teacher with NCE in Business Studies, worked many years in primary and secondary schools. For my MA degree in Women’s Studies I researched ‘Effects of Polygamy.’ I am a national campaigner on female genital mutilation (FGM) and very keen about gender violence. I currently coordinate Bradford community multi-agency that brings together public, community and voluntary sectors and professionals.

Allison Fackrell

Most days I am busy as I am a foster carer for parent and baby placements . Supporting them to look after and make strong attachments with their babies , I feel passionate about the lack of empathy for the families of prisoners and the way our prison system treats families and friends of prisoners . Prisoners are still sons , daughter , husbands , being in prison doesn't change that . Our prison system wants to break the bonds of families even though we know that with family support people are less likely to offend I want a prison system that is family/friends friendly

Anu Priya

Since moving from India to the UK in 2010, I have worked and volunteered in various third sector roles. Aside from work, volunteering, and a toddler keeping me busy, I campaign to raise awareness and challenge thinking on several issues that are deeply important to me; including sexual violence and domestic abuse against women - and women of colour in particular, mental health, and, perhaps the issue of most significance personally- anti-racism.

Bailey

Call me Bailey! I’m a multimedia producer, arts assessor and creative programmer who has worked with queer and trans youth in cities such as Seattle, Toronto and London. At the root of my work lies campaigning and activism for social equity and inclusion through three themes: programming & evaluation, art activism & mentorship, education & inclusion.

Becky Turner

I’ve been involved in several activist architectural groups organising around both anti-gentrification and its relationship to the workplace exploitation of architectural workers. I am passionate about creating alliances between architectural workers and the people who are affected by the work of the industry, in order to change the narrative and resulting destructive developments. I strongly believe that workers have agency and a responsibility to determine the ethics by which they practice and this drives me towards campaigning to unionise the profession.

Clarissa Regede

I am a Zimbabwean youth advocate passionate about young women's sexual and reproductive health rights and not leaving anyone behind in the fight against HIV.

Eilidh Robb

I didn't wake up one day and decide I was going to start campaigning to mitigate climate change. I woke up one day and realised I should have been doing it years ago - and that sense of urgency has carried me through these last 3 years of campaigning. Having engaged in several campaigns in my role with the UK Youth Climate Coalition, moving to tackle the not-so-sexy issue of fracking definitely wasn't my first choice. But the unforgiving realities of fracking, the careless way government is ignoring our democracy, and the need for youth voices to be heard in this movement keeps me fighting!

Espoir Njei

I am a leading member of Kiaros, African Rainbow, Emmaus, all groups that speak out for the under privileged. I campaign for the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and in particular LGBTIQ asylum seekers who are the most vulnerable and highly discriminated in our society as well as fight the hostile environment we find ourselves in. I dream of a world if not a society void of all forms of discrimination. What keeps me busy is seeking ways and means to educate the society of the double standard ideas towards the vulnerable minorities and to navigate through the challenges we face everyday.

Eve

I am currently passionate about highlighting the human rights abuses happening to refugees at the UK border in Northern France. I have been writing to my MP about it, talking to people I know, and have given a couple of talks about it. I have also been fundraising to help grassroots organisations in Northern France to continue supplying basic provisions for displaced people. I live in the north west of England and like to be involved with community work, fundraising, and awareness building. I enjoy drinking tea, eating cake, music, reading books, and writing.

Harry Jefferson-Perry

I am a criminology graduate and youth worker living in London. My academic work focuses on the criminalisation of migrants and people seeking asylum by the Home Office. Since 2015 I have been involved in queer direct-action group Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants. We focus our actions and campaigning on European immigration policy, the UK asylum process, immigration detention centres and deportations. I am also a crew member of The Outside Project which is the UK's first LGBTIQ+ crisis shelter & community centre.

Husain Mukadam

A bright-eyed Pollyana child at heart, adapting to the adult world as efficiently as possible - look that word up! I try to make the world a better place where I can.. At the moment I campaign for my Muslim communities' minority rights, engagement & development (particularly via Media & Politics), though I do wonder (now & then) about campaigning in politics in these interesting times(!) I care a lot about societies' inequality of opportunity in all forms, juxtaposed with my professional aspirations of pulling myself up through entrepreneurship. I also love sport & spiritualism =)

Irina Tomak

I believe that any change starts at home. People are often defined by their habits, if you can change them, you win, if not you keep trying. This continuous trying is what defines my campaigning. I strive to make people more aware of the impact of their everyday life activities on the environment, of food waste in particular. Food waste is one of the main triggers of climate change and mitigation of climate change is impossible without tackling the issue of food throw-away mentality. I am trying to change the way people think about food, an their role in the problem of food waste as a consumer

Jackie Tait

I have a vision for a fair, inclusive society committed to protecting our natural world. As a former campaigns co-ordinator for the Green Party, and in my current regional role, I have been involved in a range of campaigns. Currently, regional fracking, wellbeing and carcinogenic weedkiller campaigns are keeping me busy, alongside local projects to protect our green spaces and promote low-carbon food choices.

Jalloh Ibrahima

I live in the north east in newcastle and i'm a campaigner! I like campaigning as i enjoy helping and giving a voice for asylum seekers and refuges including my self . my campaigning is involved whit getting a better housing for asylum seekers so that we don't need shear bedrooms permanently as some of us have been in this condition for a very long time. i hope that one day this unjust will stop.it's looking very good so far as the Newcastle council is on our side !!

Kate Young

I work as Brexit and Chemicals Campaigner for CHEM Trust, an environmental NGO that works at a UK, EU and global level to campaigns to protect human health and wildlife from hazardous chemicals. The aim of my campaign is to ensure that the UK remains as close as possible to the EU’s main chemicals regulatory system (known as REACH) post-Brexit, the best possible option to protect public health and the environment. Previously I have experience advocating on rare disease policy, conducting issue-led campaigning on behalf of a range of patient organisations and charities.

Moe Garret Gotch

I'm a campaign manager/homeless outreach support worker of Opsafe Brighton a community lead project. I'm really passionate about creating social change, building community spirit, and being a voice of the most vulnerable members of society. I believe that it is our moral duty to help others in need.

Mohaned Elnour

I am a human rights lawyer, I used to help the vulnerable groups in my home. Now I am an asylum seeker in the UK. In my experience over last few months, I believe asylum seekers are one of the most vulnerable groups in the UK. I want to speak out of behalf of many asylum seekers and migrants and defend their rights and dignity.

Nancy Esiovwa

I'm Nancy. I love doing and learning new things thats what keeps me busy. The aim and goal of my campaign is to see a total reform on immigration system in the UK. * Where by those who are going through the system as an Aslyum seekers and others are treated fairly and as human not as paper work. * People should not be kept in limbo for years not knowing what is going on with their applications. * They should have right to work and pay tax while they are waiting for a reply from the Home Office. * Right to study to degree level not just Maths, English and any level 2 coures.

Rosamund Liebeskind

As an activist I mainly work with in education, running a variety workshops for young people such as queer history workshops, sex education, and wellbeing/self care. I do this because I want young people from marginalised backgrounds see them selves represented in curriculums and are taught in a way that is accessible and enjoyable. This is why I've also campaigned for mental health awareness and decolonisation in school environments. Outside of education I've campaigned around gendered violence and austerity. In my free time I can be found writing, reading or cooking.

Sara Chitseko

I'm a volunteer with The 4Front Project - a youth-led social enterprise on a mission to empower young people and communities to live free from violence. A key focus of my work has been the launch of a new campaign called 4MATION. The campaign aims to create solutions and demand urgent action to address violence in the UK. Too often, the voices of young people are silenced and the violence impacting young people is getting worse. We believe that as young people, we need to make demands for the support, resources and services we need to improve our lives and our communities.

Sarah Davies

I am Sarah and I am passionate about raising awareness of autism and issues in the autistic community. I run an autistic adult group, where I try and support people to get their voices heard.

Sharna Crawford

I am a bubbly and energetic person who loves to socialise and meet new people. I have a passion for young peoples well being and mental health. My campaign aspires to bring communities including schools together in tackling not only stigma in mental health but preventing it.

Sonja Potenze

I am an environmental and women's rights activist and change-maker currently involved in Ni Una Menos UK, London Radical Mindfulness and the UK degrowth movement. Passionate about sustainability and the environment, human rights and equality, society and politics, I am especially interested in ecofeminism, environmental justice, economic thinking that challenges the growth paradigm, and voluntary simplicity. I want to do all I can to create a society based on cooperation and caring instead of dominance and competition.

Veecca Smith Uka

I am a single mother of three, an award-winning community volunteer, and the Winner of the Woman of the Year Award 2018 at the Migrants Organise and UNHCR Women on the Move Awards. currently studying for an MSc in Marketing at Edinburgh Business School Herriot Watt University. A lesbian woman and LGBTIQ+ campaigner from Nigeria who is seeking safety in the UK based on her sexual orientation, Co-founder of Sisters United Halifax; a self led group.Also a Secretary of African Rainbow Family, a charitable organisation that supports the LGBTIQ community in Manchester including those seeking asylum.

Zad El Bacha

I campaign for migration rights, mainly focusing on creating structures of protection for migrant women and children. This often crosses over into working around sexual assault and sex trafficking, as well as housing and homelessness. I'm based between Italy (where I work with progetto20k with refugees on the border between Italy and France) and Oxford, where I attend university and campaign around housing rights. I also do theatre and poetry, and have a debut show on at the Camden People's Theatre this november!

Kush Kanodia

I am a Social Entrepeneur and have developed a portfolio career helping a number of organisations from charities and social enterprises to non-profit organisations globally. Elected as Governor in 2015 for the Chelsea Westminster Foundation Trust Hospital, one of the leading foundation trust hospitals in England, consisting of 5500 staff members and serving a population of 1 million people London. I persuaded the Trust against charging for Disabled Blue Badge holders at their Chelsea Westminster site in 2018 and am now campaigning for free disabled parking at all NHS hospitals in England.

Alex Moore

My name is Alex Moore and I'm a trans community and political activist from the North of Ireland. I've been involved in community building work within the trans community since 2016, including running youth groups and advocacy work. More recently, I've been involved in elections, referendum campaigning (namely the TogetherForYes campaign in the South of Ireland), and more generally working to ensure Ireland is inclusive and treats all people fairly.

Joanna Gower

Hello! I'm a campaigner with Time to Change tackling mental health stigma and discrimination, going into schools to run training, working with youth groups, and supporting our Young Champions to share their mental health experiences. I have also campaigned on LGBT+ issues, sexual violence, and disability rights. In my free time you'll find me looking after my pet rats, reading, or spending far too much time debating people online.

Kirstie Morrow

I'm Kirstie, I'm 21 years old and I'm currently studying Philosophy and Theology at the University of Glasgow. I have been involved in campaigning for a shared future in Northern Ireland, and have taken a keen interest in the Repeal the 8th Campaign in the Republic. I now want to see the basic human rights of those seeking abortion in the North respected and protected.

Halimo Hussain

I am an activist and organiser. I have been primarily involved with decolonising movements within universities, namely SOAS, and I am an active member of Decolonising Our Minds. I hope to campaign more widely on promoting forms of alternative education which are unique from what we currently see and value within schooling. As a black working class woman I am also committed to working on campaigns that seek to challenge systematic inequality embedded in our institutions.

Nitya Teagarajan

I am the Co-Founder and Co-Curator of SheFest, a Sheffield-based not for profit organisation promoting gender equality and diversity through an annual festival and city-wide events. I am passionate about social justice and empowering girls and women to have better opportunities. I am a keen learner and love collaborating with others to make ideas happen.