Sara Cowan

Campaigns and Activism Co-ordinator

All posts by Sara Cowan

The Challenge of Inequality: Time For Debate

Recently released research has revealed increasing levels of poverty in Scotland. Over the last year a further 110,000 people fell below the poverty line, under which affording the basic...

Big rise in UK food poverty sees more than 20m meals given out in last year

Scottish Food bank provider warns against food banks becoming "new norm" ...

Malawi crop picking

Adapting to Climate Change in Malawi

Kathryn Porteous recently visited Malawi to find out how Scottish Oxfam projects are yielding results for some of Africa's poorest people. ...

Philippines Appeal

Ten days ago I first heard the news about a typhoon hitting the Philippines. Over the days that followed horrifying images emerged of the devastation left in its wake. ...

Behind the Brands - why I'm taking action

A friend recently asked me, what are you boycotting now? I hadn't realised, but since our school days my acts of consumer power were being quietly watched by friends. ...

Let's have a delve at 2012

In the tradition of 2012 reviews, here's a look back at the highs and lows of campaigning with Oxfam Scotland this year. There have been some firsts in Scotland. Following years of campaigning...

SOLD to Greedy Investors: Royal Concert Hall, City Chambers and the Gallery of Modern Art

Guest Blog by Laura Kerr, Glasgow Campaigns Group Coordinator On Saturday, the Oxfam Glasgow Campaigns Group auctioned off some of Glasgow's best known landmarks as part of Oxfam's...

Oxfam Live

Guest Blog By Trevor Rigg, Volunteer Morningside Shop Edinburgh Volunteering at an Oxfam shop can sometimes seem somewhat distant to the organisation's life-changing work around the world...

Oxfam Live… are you going to be there?

From local staff and volunteers, to directors, to those working with us internationally; Oxfam Live is a chance for you - our amazing supporters- to find out what we're up to, ask any questions...

World Food Day: Celebrating Scotland's Food Heroes

Today is World Food Day. It's a chance to reflect on the issues behind our food. It's a chance to consider the fact that every night 1 in 7 people around the world go to bed...