Hanna Lindley-Jones

I am passionate about women's rights and gender equality. Having worked for the Safe Abortion Action Fund at IPPF for 5 years, I have learned even more how intrinsic the ability to decide for yourself about your own body is to gender equality. Abortion is still not legally accessible in most of the world and unsafe abortion still causes a massive number of deaths and injury. I am passionate about working with people to advocate in their own countries to change these unjust laws that only harm women and the community at large.

Rhiannon Hughes

I am a political cartoonist and welfare rights legal advisor. I combine my knowledge of the law and political cartoons to highlight the failure of justice. I am passionate about getting people in London better access to health care, housing and welfare provision.

Shazida Khanum Akhtar

Hi, my name is Shazida. Campaign Bootcamp is the beginning of a lifelong desire of wanting to be part of making changes happen - making the world a kinder place to live in, building bridges (not walls), having & teaching compassion for all of humankind, and helping people achieve freedom from every kind of oppression. My campaign is called EVERY LIFE MATTERS and I truly believe every life does matter. Everyone should be given equal opportunities for growth and development, as everyone possess unlimited potential regardless of their background.

Paul Thompson

I work at Emmaus Liverpool community, that helps homeless people and people that used to be homeless.

Yoel Tecle

I'm currently working as a digital strategist at a campaign agency based in Stockholm, Sweden. In my spare time I work with a movement called ”Suburbs against violence” to raise the issue of increasing deadly shootings in low socioeconomic status areas in Swedish suburbs.

Philippa Velhinho

I am an Australian-born London-based campaigner, artist and writer with an interest in sex worker rights, intersectionality, indigenous rights and womxns rights. Currently my focus is on sex worker rights advocacy, FOSTA repeal, and anti-gentrification/disenfranchisement of migrant/ BME communities in London (Save the Latin Village - Tottenham). My eternal mission statement is to create political, thought-provoking art that challenges notions of the male gaze, racial and gender identity, intersectionality, capitalism, and consciousness.

Ester van Kempen

I campaign against unwanted attention that women and LGBTQIA people experience in public spaces. As part of the Good Night Out Campaign, I deliver training to licensed venues to help them tackle sexual harassment on their premises. I'm also the founder of Ride with Wolves, an inclusive cyclewear brand with a feminist ethos that uses reflective ink to print slogans such as 'Wolves against wolf whistling'

Last Mafuba

I am the founder of Inini Initiative Limited, a social enterprise that campaigns for improved mental well-being within Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Warwickshire and the West Midlands. My organisation is looking to increase mental health awareness and help seeking behaviour, while reducing stigma and social exclusion within this target group. This is an important campaign because it promotes the empowerment of BME communities and in turn social cohesion.

Mary Rawlinson

I am a working mother, sister and friend, keen on helping protect the world for future generations, and I campaign on issues such as air pollution, renewable materials and energy efficiency.

Precious Arabambi

I am 19 year old. I came to England from Nigeria when I was 3 years old. I am involved with the Let Us Learn campaign, a group for young migrants that are blocked from accessing higher education and student funding due to their immigration status. Sharing our stories and telling the public the harsh realities of being a young migrant in the UK, and encouraging others that feel alone to join and campaign with us are all part of what I continuously do. I have also been part of “Passports Not Profits” campaign, and more recently, the “No Limitation on Aspiration” campaign.

Roslyn Cook

My campaigning for nearly ten years with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN ) culminated in 2017 with the adoption at the United Nations of a Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), for which ICAN was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. I am now campaigning to raise grassroots awareness and convince national governments to sign and ratify this treaty. With ICAN I am also seeking to inform and demonstrate the interconnectedness of this issue with human rights and social and environmental justice, building alliances to generate the impact urgently needed.

Joe O’Connor

I’m a Lead Organiser with Fórsa, Ireland's largest public service trade union. I’m campaigning on housing, pension cuts, tax relief on trade union subscriptions, and the 'hidden heroes' in our health service, and organising a campaigning summer school for Fórsa. I was previously the national SU President in 2013-14, have sat on voluntary boards of NGO’s, and am the Chairperson of a small Irish party, the Social Democrats. I firmly believe that the trade union movement has a critical role to play in society, and my passion is to make trade unions more appealing, inclusive and effective.

Alice Hewson

I work for Time To Change as the North East and Yorkshire Children and Young Peoples Regional Coordinator. The campaign aims to change the conversation around mental health and to challenge stigma. I have worked as a youth worker for five years, and I care about young peoples voices being heard. Last year I trained as a journalist, and use my youth work to inform my writing. Developing a platform for those who are otherwise unable to find a voice really matters to me. I'm interested in social issues, health and wellbeing, politics and issues that affect young people.

Siana Bangura

I am a writer, performer, and producer from South East London, now residing in the Midlands. and the author of 'Elephant', a collection of poetry meditating on Black British womanhood. In 2013 I founded the platform, No Fly on the WALL to centre the voices of Black British women and Black women living in the UK and I am the producer of '1500 & Counting', a documentary investigating police brutality in the UK and deaths in custody. My wide portfolio of work focuses on bringing voices on the margins to the centre. To find out more visit: www.sianabangura.com and catch me tweeting at @Sianaarrgh

Wayne Sharrocks

I joined the British army, aged 17, and was eventually injured in an IED blast on an operation in Afghanistan, which led me to leave the military. I am now a member of the voluntary anti-war organization, Veterans For Peace UK. I currently work as a 1 year Quaker peace worker, where I have been placed at the Peace Pledge Union and Global Justice Now. I have mostly campaigned on veterans’ mental health issues, relating to the effects of military training and the age of enlistment (which is 16!)

Emily Zinkin

I’ve been involved in gender pay gap analysis and communications. I plan to use statistical proof to create greater awareness of the issue, and present internal stakeholders with ideas on how to close the gap, collaborating with other groups to hold industry leaders accountable for change. We would like to circulate our ideas and strategy for other groups trying to do similar things, I want to see Parliament further equalise the workplace playing field by introducing more transparency legislation, and for industry to recognise, value and promote agile workers (who are often women).

Saaqib Afzal

I'm a community and youth worker, focussing on gender equality, masculinity, and race, with an emphasis on QTIPOC, and arts practice grounding my work. I work in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. I'm the co-founder of Workshop 44, working in frontline community activism in Hackney estates, a Changemaker with the Advocacy Academy and an ambassador with Great Men. In Scotland I work in anti-racist movements, carving spaces for QTIPOC and teaching critical whiteness. I want to see lasting social change that's measured and considered in its approach and truly works to support people most in need.

Aliyah Rawat

I've been involved in activism for the past 6 years, finding my feet in student politics where I delved into anti-racism and LGBT+ activism. My experience helped lead me to my current work, having recently joined Rethink Mental Illness as their Regional Coordinator for Children and Young People's Campaigns in the East of England. Raising awareness of mental health issues is something I care deeply about having had lived experience of mental illnesses for over a decade. I believe reducing stigma and discrimination comes about through increasing understanding in an accessible and inclusive way.

Angeles Reyes

I believe in equality, co-creation and people-advocacy, so I help projects to listen, communicate and create. I'm behind a feminist social enterprise called pink, my arse - my own experiment of creating an "agora" for feminists (men included) to talk and a market to trade with each other, so that the feminist pound is spent consciously in service/product providers who support equality for women. I'm a volunteer at Latin American Women's Aid in Design and support to the Change Makers programme and I support the FiLiA team on a not so regular basis with their twitter account.

Sergio Lopez Figueroa

I am a single parent, pianist and composer developing Humming in Harmony; a social mindfulness project with empathy at the centre, while I work as a music teacher for special needs. I am also involved with Public Renting - a public health awareness and quality living standards campaign looking at the unseen links between poor housing conditions and mental health problems. To do so I am forming Section 21, a healing campaigners choir of London renters to be the voice of the community.

Fawaz Alghofari

I am dedicated to campaign for making Syrian refugees' lives in the UK as smooth as possible. I care about human rights, freedom of speech and equality and diversity issues. I feel every one has the right to live peacefully regardless of their religion, faith believes or gender. I volunteer in the Syrian kitchen cooking for Syrian refugees and homeless people.

Daniel Harris

I was born in one of the most deprived areas in the South East, Whitehawk, Brighton. Since becoming homeless a few years ago, I now campaign for the vulnerable and homeless and founded the UK's first residents association for persons living in emergency and temporary accommodation called ETHRAG. I also study at college part time. Being a care leaver I am interested in this area and campaigning on LGBT and Mental Health issues.

Lydia Parker

I'm a Campaign Coordinator at Amnesty International UK. The focus of my campaigning is on individuals from across the world who are suffering human rights abuses. I work with a great team of campaigners and activists to find ways to positively change the situation for the individuals I work for, and to remind governments that every person has human rights.

Rana Kadiri

My passion for campaigning started with a keen interest in supporting vulnerable women and children, to ensure they have the opportunities to achieve their potential and the rights they deserve. This led me to work for Women’s Aid and my interest for campaigning grew in other areas of activism. Currently, I’m campaigning to ask for the urgent repeal of the rape clause that came into force in 2017 to ensure rape victims who have been through so much already have a right to their dignity, privacy and justice.

Fatima Kissi Traore

I'm Fatima, a trailblazing young woman who is passionate about education and enablement of young women. I have significant interest in politics and its huge impact on our lives, both individually and as a society. This is the reason why I'm engaging in a new campaign for greater engagement and representation of black youth in British politics.

Marianne Alapini

Since 14/6/17 Grenfell Tower Fire, I have volunteered to support survivors, their families, the affected community and businesses, with the devastating trauma suffered. I am also passionately co-creating a campaign to close the gender pay gap with local residents, as despite 47 years legislation, women earn less than men.

Yvonne Blake

My campaigning involves providing practical support and solidarity through capacity building, networking and skills share at the Unity Centre. The purpose of this campaign is to empower the migrant community to recognise and effectively challenge oppressive structures and behaviours individually and collectively. I am a lifelong advocate of social justice, collective responsibility, life long and life wide learning, which i believe are fundamental in the trans-formative process of liberation and self-determination.

Rose Ziaei

I am passionate about decolonial, intersectional, creative and community-led movements in opposition to all systems of oppression, capitalism and colonialism. My own background keeps me closest to the refugee community. I currently work as a youth worker for a refugee community organisation where I mainly support unaccompanied minors alongside other refugee and migrant youth. Creativity and spirituality keep me grounded. I write poetry, obsess over crystals and the different phases of the moon.

Uduma Ogenyi

I'm a student at the University of York. I'm currently a member of the North Yorkshire Youth Commission and my work is based on tackling hate crime. These days I find myself in a lot of white/non-black spaces and so prioritise my blackness in everything I do, campaigning on black empowerment and anti-racism. But ultimately I want to see a society that's free from all forms of injustice.

Jen Persson

I founded Defenddigitalme in 2015, to campaign for change in policy and practice at the Department for Education to make all children’s data safe, fair and transparent. This includes opposing the use of education data for anything to do with immigration enforcement. I want everyone to understand how their own data are used, by who, and why, to improve digital understanding across all levels of society. We need to ensure we use data for good for the betterment of all of society. In a world of technology in which machines play a fast growing role, human rights matter more than ever.

Saeema Choudhry

I am involved in campaigning for BME women experiencing domestic violence, this is predominately at grass route level. The political culture in Newcastle means that a lot remains to be done for BME women to access basic amenities such as education, housing, financial support and refuge due to their immigration status or no recourse to public funds.

Cheryl McLeod

I have been a campaigner for over 7 years, I have campaigned on various issues which effects people who are vulnerable, experiencing poverty and of African-Caribbean origin. I have also been a Unite the Union shop steward and successfully led strike action whereby workers terms and conditions were being affected, and I have supported other workplace strike action and attended picket lines.

Sascha Amel-Kheir

I'm a LGBT+ activist currently based in Swansea, South Wales campaigning on issues for non-binary people. I'm the founder of Breaking the Binary, the first group in Wales supporting the non-binary community. I've also been involved in supporting LGBT+ asylum seekers in South Wales and the local LGBT+ community as a whole.

Sandy Abdelrahman

I'm a British/Egyptian creative entrepreneur and a human rights activist. I'm the founder of Skaped; a social platform that encourages young people to engage within their human rights. I use my lived experiences of belonging to two different cultures to connect with the young people in issues they face in their lives or community.

Maria Walker

Reading keeps me busy and learning to trust my journey. I started Afro-Curiosity to empower, educate and create a community amongst black women through the process of education and empowerment to work together as a collective group in order to impact change within the community and ourselves. We will make a change one woman at a time!

Jeana Malhi

I have been involved in campaigning since I was 16 and have taken action on many different social injustice issues including gender inequality, disablism, housing rights and LGBTQ+. But I would mostly describe myself as an environmental rights campaigner as it is the most pressing issue for me, which further exacerbates inequality globally. I am part of an intersectional feminist spoken word collective, putting on events that prioritise stories of the typically silenced. I'm passionate about supporting women, cycling, watching plants grow and eating chocolate!

Sohail Jannesari

I helped start the Migrant Connections Festival as well as Migrant Welcome Tours of London. I've been involved with different campaigns, such as supporting the London Welcome Project, and help organise the People of Global Majority Network which aims to bring together and support campaigners of colour. I'm a trustee of the Cotton Tree Trust.

Angela Fonso

I have lots of resilience and resolve to drive forward a campaign to get the London Borough of Hillingdon to take regulatory action against a local asphalt plant who is contributing an unacceptable level of pollution in an area where the air quality is poor.

Sushma Lal

I am a member of both Momentum and the Labour Party. We are involved in a number of local, national and international campaigns. Currently I am participating in trying to stop the local authority closing down an old people's home.

Rose Wobbaka

I'm an intersectional activist committed to advocacy for young people of colour. I've previously been heavily involved in online activism, as well as being a committee member of Black Lives Matter Leeds.