Building a Grassroots Campaign: How, Why, and Where to Start

This panel event with audience Q&A will host grassroots campaigners, including youth leaders, across the wider peace, security, climate, and justice nexus to explore what good grassroots campaigning looks like, what it can achieve, and why we need it in the disarmament movement.

Building on the Youth Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which saw a huge number of young advocates and other professionals come together, this event will debate strategic approaches to grassroots campaigning and how young people and other grassroots campaigners can build power in their local and community contexts, and use it to hold political leaders accountable.

We encourage all Forum attendees of all backgrounds to join in.


Youth for TPNW is the global youth movement advocating for the abolition of nuclear weapons through the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (the TPNW). In 2022 Youth for TPNW ran the first ever Youth Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW in Vienna. As well as organising the 2nd MSP later this year, Y4TPNW continues to platform, support, and develop global youth leaders and their networks in the abolition and security space.



Ellie Kinney


Ellie Kinney is Vice-Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and sits on the steering committee for Youth for TPNW.



Lucy Tiller


Lucy Tiller is a founding member and former chair of Youth for TPNW.



Bill Kidd


Bill Kidd has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Glasgow Anniesland since 2011, formerly the MSP for the Glasgow Region from 2007-2011.



Uzochukwu David Ohanyere


Uzo Ohanyere is the co-founder of Nyuklia Eureka (African Youth for TPNW) and a member of Youth for TPNW.



Yelyzaveta Khodorovska


Yelyzaveta Khodorovska is currently completing her BA degree in International Relations department at Odesa National University, Ukraine.