In the lead up to Anti-Slavery Day, The Clewer Initiative is launching its #OrdinaryActivists campaign to shine a light on some of the amazing acts of service and projects that ordinary volunteers devote their time to. We have interviewed more than a dozen men and women across the UK (and Italy!) who have joined the fight against modern slavery, using their spare time and gifts to raise awareness and work with victims.
In some ways, they are just ordinary people who have felt compelled to act against injustice. They haven’t necessarily got formal counselling or social work qualifications and some of them have only recently found out about the modern slavery epidemic. Many of them fit their activism around other roles and responsibilities.
In other ways, they are extraordinary. They give their time freely to care for victims and raise awareness of modern slavery in their communities and further afield.
To celebrate these remarkable individuals, we’re sharing their stories on our website and social media throughout September and October.
We hope our campaign will move people to consider using their skills and gifts to join the fight against modern slavery. Every action, however small, can make a difference.
As well as learning from the ordinary activists that we introduce, we would love to hear your story of ordinary activism. Please use the hashtag #OrdinaryActivists to introduce us to the people in your community who are fighting against modern slavery. Go to Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram and look out for our activist stories!