Rotary Action Groups (RAGs) provide assistance and support to clubs and districts in planning and implementing community development and humanitarian service projects. They are organized by committed professionals with expertise in particular fields, and supported by volunteers with an interest in those areas.  

The Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS) looks to provide information about, and promote ways for Rotarians and others to engage and support anti-slavery and human trafficking projects, programs and campaigns.


The group does this by: 

Publicizing the work of, and work with other anti-slavery organizations
  • Encouraging Rotarians and clubs to take action by:
    a) Actively supporting the work of anti-slavery organizations in their work combating slavery and human trafficking
    b) Supporting various projects e.g. Slavery Rehabilitation Centers through personal visits and participation in grant projects
    c) Identifying  and boycotting offending products
    d) Supporting campaigns that highlight illegal activity and seek to bring justice for those offended

  • Influencing policy makers when considering the rights of children and adults held against their will.

  • Engaging Rotarians world-wide through Rotary’s social and other networks.

In addition, members of the group will help clubs conduct community assessments, identify international partners, incorporate sustainability components into their grant applications, and secure funding for global grants. They’ll also provide advice on global grant applications, help create a plan for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the grant, help promote an ongoing/completed project, and provide subject matter speakers at a meeting or event.  Find this Action Group here:

Rotary Action Groups are independent, Rotary-affiliated groups made up of people from around the world who are experts in a particular field, such as economic development, peace, addiction prevention, the environment, or water.

Action groups offer their technical expertise and support to help clubs plan and implement projects to increase our impact, one of Rotary's strategic priorities. This support includes helping clubs find partners, funding, and other resources. Action groups can also help clubs and districts prepare grant applications, conduct community assessments, and develop plans to monitor and evaluate their projects. Read more about these activities in the Rotary Action Groups annual report.

Anyone who wants to share their expertise to make a positive difference can join a Rotary Action Group.