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Jackie Hansen, presenting at Amnesty Saskatchewan Provincial Conference.
Jackie Hansen is Amnesty International Canada’s Gender Rights Campaigner based in Ottawa. She covers women’s rights, LGBTI rights, and gender equality campaigning for Amnesty International Canada. Her work is currently focused on ensuring the rights of women and LGBTI rights defenders are respected, protected and fulfilled; addressing the human rights impacts of energy development in Canada on women, transgender, and non-binary individuals; addressing violence against Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people; and more broadly, ending gender-based violence in Canada. Her previous work has focused on transgender rights in Canada, ending torture, and promoting sexual and reproductive rights. Her activism began by founding an Amnesty International student group at her junior high school. After finishing her studies she spent a year interning with the Canadian Red Cross, followed by over a decade campaigning to eliminate victim-activated weapons through work with the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate International Campaign to Ban Landmines and its research and monitoring initiative Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor. In 2013 she came back to Amnesty International Canada in a staff role.

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