Get to know our campaigns team!

People are at the heart of CAFOD’s campaigns, whether it’s fighting for the rights of small-scale farmers or standing with human rights defenders. And our work wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of you, our supporters.

Like you, our staff are deeply passionate about global justice and challenging those in positions of power to help create a better, fairer world. Meet the members of our dedicated campaigns team and learn about what motivates them to help your support have real impact on the ground and change lives for the better.

Aisha is our team leader and comes from a background in politics, and is driven by a desire for justice. “It can’t be right that UK businesses are linked to human rights and environmental abuses around the world, with no consequence,” she says.

Our Business and Human Rights campaign is facing this head on!

Liam, our Campaigns Manager, has been supporting CAFOD’s campaigns since he was in primary school and currently leads our climate campaigning. He says: “It’s wrong that our sisters and brothers in communities that have done least to contribute to the climate crisis are being hardest hit. We have to stop this by responding to Pope Francis’s call to care for our common home.”

Find out how you can take action on the climate crisis

Helen, our Campaigns and Outreach Manager, worked with our volunteers and parishes before joining the campaigns team, and takes inspiration from the famous quote of anthropologist Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

One of Helen’s favourite memories of campaigning with CAFOD was during COP26. She says: “One of the best experiences I’ve had campaigning on global issues was in November 2021 when I joined thousands of others on the streets of Glasgow during the UN climate talks, COP26. The streets were full of people from all over the world, calling on world leaders to do more to help some of the world’s poorest countries cope with the climate crisis, where devastating floods and droughts are happening more frequently. I felt so inspired to be surrounded by so many people who were there to make the world a better place that even the pouring rain and freezing temperatures didn’t bother me, which is not like me at all!”

Find out how you can become a campaign volunteer

Andrea Speranza, Cafod's campaigns manager

Andrea, our Campaigns Engagement Manager, has been campaigning on a diverse range of social and environmental issues ever since she can remember. Andrea finds a lot of inspiration through the lives of the many saints who played a vital role in challenging the injustices of their time, as well as in the richness of Catholic Social Teaching. Andrea leads on our Fix the Food System campaign, supporting the rights of small-scale farmers. One of her favourite sayings is, “We, now, here!”

Phoebe, our Campaigns Officer, takes inspiration from Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ letter to the world. “It’s such a rich document with so much to teach us,” she says. As the Holy Father asks, “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us?”

To fund our campaigning and vital lifesaving work we do across the world, we rely on the generosity of our supporters. There are so many different ways that you can support our work. If you can, please consider donating.

Author: CAFOD

CAFOD stands for the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. We stand beside people living in poverty – whatever their religion or culture. Through local church partners, we help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential. How to get involved with CAFOD None of our work is possible without you. Whether you donate, campaign, download prayers or volunteer we are grateful for your support.

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