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In this podcast episode, you’ll hear a conversation led by ActionAid International’s Vanessa Power, as she speaks with Lela Tolajian and Eugenia A. Ayagiba. They speak about the Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights, what modern slavery looks like today, and about the importance of coalitions and activism.

This is a takeover by ActionAid International and their campaign called #HerStory. #HerStory is an anti-modern slavery campaign by ActionAid International to raise awareness of the prevalence of modern slavery, shed light on the impact it has on women and girls in particular, and amplify the voice of female survivors.

Eugenia from ActionAid Ghana on the Hey Changemaker Podcast

Eugenia is the Women’s Rights and Campaign Manager at ActionAid Ghana.

Lela Tolajian at the UN. Hey Changemaker! Podcast

Lela Tolajian is a human rights activist and the founder of the International Coalition Against Modern Slavery. She has worked extensively with non-profit organisations and elected officials on forced labour and trafficking. She is currently working as a youth activist and influencer on ActionAid’s campaign #HerStory.

ActionAid brought a delegation of feminist activists to Geneva for the negotiations of the UN Binding Treaty.

The delegation was a part of the Feminists 4 Binding Treaty coalition. One of the coalition members was Sanyu Awori – Manager, Building Feminist Economies at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development. In this episode, you’ll hear Sanyu addressing the international community at the negotiations at the United Nations.

Learn more about #HerStory and read the stories from survivors of modern slavery at

This is a takeover of the Hey Changemaker! Podcast. Find out more about the podcast here and learn more about our partnerships here.


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