They are the people who shout loudest for the rights of the poor. At festivals, events, protests and marches, our campaigners give the public the chance to speak out for justice and an end to poverty.
Our Campaigns team bring supporters like you together to take action on behalf of those who struggle to be heard. By speaking with one determined voice, we change things – laws, policies, practices, minds, opinions – to make our world a fairer place. Your passion and energy makes it happen.
Christine, Advocacy and Campaigns Officer in Belfast
Christine McCartney joined Oxfam Ireland in January 2012 after moving back to her native Northern Ireland from the wilds of the Scottish Highlands. There she was a journalist specialising in environmental and social affairs and, of course, how to take a really good photo of a Highland cow.
With a decade of campaigning, politics and communications in Brussels, London and Belfast under her belt, Christine has been involved in developing Oxfam’s women’s rights campaign. She also leads on advocacy for Northern Ireland – helping politicians here to see their decisions can have a positive impact on the world’s poorest people.
Her favourite parts of the job are working with Oxfam’s awesome volunteer campaigners and brain-storming ideas for photo stunts and campaign actions.
Call Christine on (028) 90 89 5941 or email her on email@example.com
Dave, Campaigns Executive in Dublin
Dave Moriarty has been working with Oxfam for nearly four years on trade, climate change, women’s rights and many more issues. Oxfam’s campaign voice in our coalition work with Stop Climate Chaos and Dóchas, he’s represented Oxfam both at home and abroad.
With a background in human rights law, Oxfam’s rights-based approach to development is one of the main reasons he joined our ranks. A strong believer in the power of campaigning for change, he loves working with other campaigners and activists.
So if you want to get involved, then please get in touch by calling Dave on (01) 6350 427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ger, Events & Outreach Campaigner in Dublin
Ger Murphy began volunteering with Oxfam nine years ago during which time he worked across the organisation – helping out in fundraising, campaigning, retail. From looking after Oxfam’s presence at music events to dressing up as then Taoiseach Brian Cowen, and from making giant styrofoam coins to video editing, there is very little he hasn’t done for Oxfam.
He began working full-time for Oxfam two years ago on our campaigns and now looks after campaigning and volunteer stewarding at festivals/gigs, coordinating our DIY music festival Oxjam and generally rolling out our campaigns to the general public.
Currently he’s working with Dave and Christine on our women’s rights campaign Ending Poverty Starts with Women. Ger is your point of contact if you’d like to spread the word about our campaigns or be a volunteer steward at music festivals north and south, along with all things related to Oxjam. Call Ger on (01) 6350 436 or email him on email@example.com
Hannah, Student Outreach Intern
Hannah Partis-Jennings has just finished a Masters in International Peace Studies at Trinity where her thesis was on the Responsibility to Protect, using Libya as a case study. She has completed an internship with Front Line Defenders, an Irish-based human rights organisation, and decided that she wanted to find work in the field of international development.
As a member of the committee of UN Women Ireland, Hannah is particularly passionate about the issue of gender equality in development practice and is spreading the word about our Ending Poverty Starts with Women campaign far and wide.
Having spent the last five years as a student, she’s continuing her involvement in college life by getting out and to help set up Oxfam societies. If you’d like to get involved with Oxfam at your university or college, contact Hannah by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org