I'm based in Dublin and I'm working as a campaigner with Uplift - People Powered Change. We campaign on a variety of social justice issues which means that on any given day, my work can go from helping to set up local TTIP Free Zones to campaigning against supertrawlers or the Irish housing crisis. I'm really excited about testing and figuring out how evolving tech tools can facilitate building online and offline movements.
I am a Palestinian organiser based in London. My work focuses on supporting refugees and migrants in the UK and campaigning for the rights of Palestinian refugees, particularly their right of return to their homes of origin.
Important Words: Equality, Fairness and Social Justice. My life includes a charlie beagle, a fantastic family and an amazing boyfriend who make this journey through life as colourful as all adventures should be. I believe in a socialism of the heart and practice a practical solidarity. A better world is possible.
I am an experienced activist who was involved in many green NGOs, progressive movements and Green Party. Now, in Akcja Demokracja, I am working on topics like TTIP, anti-fascism and women rights (e.g. abortion rights in Poland).
I'm a climate change campaigner currently working at the carbon cutting charity, 10:10. I enjoy supporting communities take action into their own hands through unique, practical projects. To date, this has been through the medium of the Solar Schools and CEGM projects - supporting schools and community groups to fundraise for their own solar arrays. When not fighting climate change though I enjoy cooking, riding my bike and dogs - I'm a big dog fan.
I work for IWSSN, which supports and campaigns for survivors of Irish institutional abuse and leads on their campaigns, policy and comms work. Outside of my day job, I'm a committed, grass-roots campaigner, working on campaigns that challenge gentrification and inequality. I've been fighting to save and evolve a queer pub in East London - the Joiners Arms - and is active in South East London Sisters Uncut, a direct-action group fighting cuts to domestic violence services.
I am a mother and activist interested in equity and equality issues. I envision a just world in all respects where everyone is enabled to realise their full potential. So I spend most of my time seeking avenues and platforms to share my views and challenge injustice.
I have worked in a public policy role for many years and, as such, I realise the importance of campaigning to deliver change at all levels of society. My voluntary campaigns role with a grassroots charity, The City Circle has allowed me to campaign on a range of issues that I feel passionate about such as climate change, the refugee crisis, mental health, FGM and domestic violence. My motivation to campaign comes from my passion for creating an open and just society.
I campaign on disabled women's issues and all the intersections that goes with them. But I reject the label of victim, I'd say we are survivors and warriors and some of us wear our scars proudly!
A very Scottish marketing student who campaigns for feminist and environmental issues and is the founder of the Glasgow Caledonian University MS Society. Part-time event coordinator for the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the Scottish Greens and an all round fun gal.
I am a transgender man who works for Gendered Intelligence, an organisation that supports young trans people and their families. I'm interested in campaigning for intersectional trans equality and empowering other trans people.
I enjoy quirky campaigns and was recently involved in creating a small online campaign for International Women's Day. I have also been campaigning for the RLSS to increase water and bridge security in the local area. I enjoy creating campaign videos and am working on creating a video on homelessness and a mental health awareness video based on my friends' experiences. When I'm not busy volunteering and campaigning I enjoy figure skating, coding, the gym & singing.
I am a Ugandan human rights activists with interest and focus on LGBTI rights and fair treatment of asylum seekers. My dream is to see a world free of any discrimination, unfair treatment, persecution, torture among others.
I'm Kate and I'm the Campaigns Adviser at Unicef UK - working on ending violence, exploitation and abuse of children around the world. I am particularly passionate about children's rights and international development and strongly believe that campaigning is a great way to achieve positive change. I keep busy motivating and supporting Unicef UK's constituency campaigners, running around my local park, and talking politics with my pals in the pub!
I campaign on energy for Switched On London. I have also worked as coordinator for Fuel Poverty Action and as a researcher for UCL. I'm passionate about campaigning on fuel poverty and want to start organising on mental health.
I'm campaigning to end extreme poverty and inequality. I'm a Youth Ambassador for ONE and have been campaigning on international development issues at the G7 and in Parliament. I work at Comic Relief on the Red Nose Day and Sport Relief campaigns. Outside of work I enjoy cinema, running and a Netflix binge.
I'm a 22-year-old campaigner living in London. At the moment I'm helping co-ordinate lots of local campaigns against public service cuts. I'm keen to focus more on climate change and learning about capitalism in future.
I'm just starting a Campaigns Internship at 38 Degrees and I'm looking forward to working to empower people to enact change on the issues they care about. I've had previous stints with Leadnow Canada and UNICEF China. When I'm not ruminating about people power, I like experimenting in the kitchen (with varied results), going on long meandering walks, and watching Fresh Prince of Bel Air reruns.
I'm currently a Campaigns Officer at ShareAction, working on a campaign to expose and address the shocking range of risks associated with intensive farming. Before this, I completed a masters degree in international human rights, and spent some time in Cambodia working with human rights defenders and a grassroots youth organisation to stop deforestation - this drove my passion for campaigns which tackle corporate injustices.
I'm a writer and campaigner working at The Brixton Pound, a community interest company showcasing what a social economy can be like in Brixton, and at Snact, a social enterprise working to create a better food system. I co-facilitate a discussion and solidarity group Politics in Love, Sex & Relationships which explores how our politics influence our personal lives. I am passionate about intersectional feminism, queer politics, and anti-austerity.
I am a young Latin-American woman living in London. I campaign and do activism around domestic violence, migrant/refugee solidarity, LGBTQ issues, and issues affecting the Latin American community in the UK.
I am a humanitarian communications professional, photographer and film-maker with over five years of experience working in East Africa and North America with the United Nations and various NGOs. Passionate about story-telling, I recently returned from Eastern Congo with a desire to share the many inspiring stories of hope and resilience from the region. I hold graduate degrees in Public Policy and in Communications and I strongly believe in the power of images and stories as advocacy tools.
I have been always interested in power as the main agent of spatial organisation - which then influences our everyday life, from external to internal and vice versa. So what I care about most is the self-empowerment to create, negotiate and maintain a nourishing spatial order of power - starting from the self and inviting others to follow. In such an environment we can grow with each other, not despite each other. And this is what makes us actually human I believe: To be human to each other.
I started the Justice4Sanaz campaign in April 2013 after suffering racist & xenophobic abuse as a Woman of Colour non-EU international research student at the University of Leeds. Since then, I have been busy advocating for non-EU international students & scholars victimised in higher education and by UK Visas & Immigration. Recently I organised #UnisResistBorderControls, a collective of non-EU international, migrant rights & student campaigners opposed to surveillance, border controls & racism on UK campuses.
At the moment I campaign for 38 Degrees , and am inspired by their user led model. I'm passionate about promoting justice, human rights, corporate responsibility and care for the environment in the world.
Thinking about what I can do to create a better environment for young people to get involved in politics , I simultaneously use my hijab as a force for positive change. There is so much out there for people to get angry about in British politics, so I want to make sure they know how to get their voices heard.
I'm a KCL postgraduate, Palestine solidarity activist, supporter of the BDS call against the Israeli settler-colonial apartheid state. I dream of and fight for an end to detention centres, deportations, borders and the fair treatment of asylum seekers & refugees. I volunteer with Unite the Union in supporting Romanian hotel workers who resist migrant labour abuse. I believe in direct action as a necessary method to disrupt, show our collective strength & reject the idea that we are powerless.
I'm a 25 year old Social Policy graduate, former Chair of the British Youth Council and keen campaigner for votes at 16. I was awarded the Institutional Employee of the Year award, appointed as a Step Up To Serve Advisory Council member and was given an award from the British Dyslexia Association in recognition for my services towards Dyslexia. I currently work for The Challenge where I write the curriculum for NCS.
I am an organiser for 38 Degrees Loughborough. We campaign on a range of issues including the NHS, TTIP, fair funding for mental health and are currently running a local campaign to get a bus stop to our local hospital reinstated.
An experienced campaigner who has just finished a stint with the Labour Party working on the London Mayoral and GLA elections. Previously worked for Action for Children and NUS. Cares hugely about liberation campaigning.
Anna is the Training Manager at Campaign Bootcamp. Before this she trained and supported climate activist groups around the world. She has also worked with and trained grassroots groups working on a range of issues in the UK. She believes that training spaces are places where real magic and transformation can happen. Experiencing it herself while on Training for Change’s 'SuperT', a 19 day training for trainers in Philadelphia, USA. When not working with a group she is happiest on her bike, or with her head in a book.
Nim is the Core Trainer at Campaign Bootcamp and is also a community activist and freelance writer, trainer & facilitator and equality and diversity specialist. Nim has held a number of strategic roles in the anti-racist, LGBTQI, women's and disability sectors. They co-founded QTIPOC London and are an inaugural member of the Edge Fund. Previous to this they co-founded and Directed So We Stand. This won Nim an Olive Morris Memorial Award for activism and was named a Guardian "Youth Climate Leader". Nim grew up and lives in Walthamstow, is passionate about film, plays the drums, loves avocados and has a penchant for cheesy 90s music.
Kat Tu is a senior campaigner at SumOfUs. She is from Australia and currently lives in London. In her past life, she has been an election field organisation, a youth climate organiser, and a telefundraising consultant. She likes to read, play the ukulele, cook, and talk about race, class, and feminism.
Steffi is responsible for the management of Campaign Bootcamp in Switzerland and joining to get some inputs for her work. She currently researches migration and gender issues at the University of Bern. Before that she was working for the Youth in Action programme where she was responsible for Trainings and Cooperations and volunteered in several organisations.
Esmat works for Citizens UK leading on their media and communications work, alongside undertaking national research on barriers to Muslim participation in public life. She has taken on leadership roles both in the Muslim community and in inter-faith contexts, and facilitates leadership development training for young people exploring issues such as power and understanding self. Esmat is a graduate of Bootcamp 2 and has used the skills and tools gained to step up her grassroots campaigning.
Ali went on the very first Bootcamp as a Shami Chakrabarti Scholar. It was his break into the world of campaigning, and he has not looked back ever since. Bootcamp does open doors! Ali is currently Campaign Strategist at the Big Deal - a startup that is bringing collective bargaining and people power to the world of energy. At the Big Deal, he has helped to pioneer collective switch to clean energy. His interests are random and varied, from human rights to foibles of modern politics.
Bryony is the Operations Coordinator at Campaign Bootcamp; before this she worked for a youth employment charity in Edinburgh and volunteered to co-run the tenth Edinburgh World Justice Festival. When she’s not sorting spreadsheets and getting things organised, she likes cycling, reading and travelling to new places.
Tamara-Jade works as the Outreach and Operations Coordinator at Campaign Bootcamp, which means she finds people to apply for bootcamp and manages the wider bootcamp community. She is passionate about intersectionality and takes this approach to her outreach work. She likes plants, candles, trying to dance like Rihanna and drawing.
My name is Fatima Awil. I have just finished my 2nd year of studying Law and Human Rights. I was first introduced to activism in 2012 when I campaigned against FGM and all GBV with an organisation called FORWARD (I still do). I am also a co founder of a youth lead program (Youth For Change) which aim to end FGM and Child Marriage within a generation, through collaborations. In my free time I like to spend time with friends and family and catch up on my favourite shows :)
Carys has been working in communications for what feels like a lifetime but is actually seven years. She started out doing media for aparliamentary candidate who is now an MP. Then she spent three years at a PR and public affairs agency working for companies like Eurostar, BlackBerry and Universal Music. She headed up the communications team at the New Economics Foundation, then worked for another politician, shadow civil society minister Lisa Nandy. She's now Communications Director at SumOfUs.
Kajal campaigns for the website Change.org, the world’s largest petition platform supporting campaigns from women on banknotes to putting FGM on the Government's agenda. She has 8 years of experience organising national campaigns including protecting patient rights at Macmillan, tackling benefits cuts with homeless charity Crisis and supporting young people engage in politics at the UK Youth Parliament. Passionate about racial justice, Kajal has also helped set up the People of Colour in Campaigns network.
Rachel Collinson was voted in the UK's Top 50 Most Influential People in Fundraising. Over her 15 year career in the nonprofit digital sector, she has worked with dozens of local, national and international campaigns and fundraising drives, from small charities to big household names. Her most high-profile projects have been the 'Save Santa's Home' campaign for Greenpeace and '64 For Suu' for the Burma Campaign UK. She likes LOLcats, being honest about her failings, and Pepsi Max (a bit too much).
Bex went on the very first bootcamp, loved it, and decided to do it all again as an organiser. Bex is currently a campaigns manager at 38 Degrees, and has a background in mobilising activists to challenge corporate power. In 2014 she co-founded the campaign group Amazon Anonymous, organising a mass Christmas boycott of Amazon to expose its worker exploitation and tax dodging practices. Outside this, Bex is into building websites and a mad cricket fan.
Sarah Reader is Campaign Against Arms Trade's Training and Events Coordinator. She supports a broad range of people to take action against the arms trade and was involved in setting up the Stop the Arms Fair coalition. Before CAAT, she worked in the activism team at Global Justice Now and has been involved in different groups campaigning on climate change and anti-austerity issues.
Yas has campaigned for better sex and relationships education and No More Page 3. She also works a lot with young people to help mobilise them to make change. Yas has experience starting and running petitions, organising direct action protests, community organising, media, social media, blogging, email writing, dress-up, grassroots and NGO.
Nimco Ali is the director and co-founder of Daughters of Eve. She studied at Bristol University and worked as a civil servant, independent training consultant and Women’s Rights Activist for several years. She has written widely on FGM and violence against women and girls within the BME community in the UK.
She is the social media and network coordinator for the ‘End FGM/ C Social Change Campaign’, a programme supported by the government to tackle FGM.
Greygory Vass is the co-founder of Open Bardbers: 'an environment where the diversity of gender expressions are recognised, celebrated and encouraged – and this leaves people feeling valued and visible in their identity'.
Kevin Smith is the press officer at Global Justice Now. He joined in October 2014, after having spent 6 years at Platform overseeing their communications development and campaigning against oil sponsorship of the arts. He has been active on climate justice issues since the mobilisation at COP 6 summit in The Hague in 2000, and also spent time living in Spain on politically-engaged land based projects. In his spare time he obsesses about obscure disco records and hangs out with his cat.
As a community organiser and activist, I’ve worked with people affected by the housing crisis and benefit cuts, migrant rights issues, and experienced how invisible groups like QTIPOCs (queer/trans/intersex/people of colour) are affected.
This scholarship funded by The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is for campaigners of colour / BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) campaigners
The team at SumOfUs have created a scholarship to help counterbalance the growing power of large corporations. It's for anyone from from small and medium sized NGOs who challenge corporates
This is a broad scholarship that can go to campaigners of colour / BME campaigners, disabled campaigners, feminist campaigners, campaigners from socially deprived areas, working class campaigners, LGBTQ campaigners or campaigners working on mental health issues
The Asfari Foundation has worked with us to help build resilient and vibrant civil societies in the UK, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. It's for activists from the UK, Syria, Lebanon or Palestine