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Visions of Reproductive Justice Series: Access to Abortion is a Human Rights Issue
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy; The Promise Institute for Human Rights; Critical Race Studies Program; The Emmett Institute; and the Center for Immigration Law and Policy

Jan 30, 2023 12:15 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Jaime Todd-Gher
Human Rights Lawyer
Jaime Todd-Gher is a human rights lawyer with over two decades of research, litigation, and advocacy experience on sexual and reproductive health and rights, sexual rights, and gender justice. Through various roles at Amnesty International, UNAIDS, WHO, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, she has functioned as a subject matter expert and thought leader on issues of sexuality, gender, health, equality, and non-discrimination, and engaged directly with and advocated on behalf of those most marginalized at the global, regional, and national levels. Jaime has a BA in Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara, a JD from the University of San Francisco, and an LL.M in international law and gender from American University, Washington College of Law.
Macarena Sáez
Executive Director, Women's Rights Division @Human Rights Watch
Macarena Sáez is the executive director of the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. An internationally recognized expert in gender, sexuality, family law, and human rights, Macarena comes to Human Rights Watch from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. where since 2010 she has been a full-time faculty member in the International Legal Studies Program teaching Family Law, Strategic Litigation in International Human Rights, Human Rights and Vulnerable Populations.
Rada Tzaneva
Researcher and Policy Advisor on Gender @Amnesty International
Rada Tzaneva is a Researcher and Policy Advisor on Gender at Amnesty International’s International Secretariat in London. She has also worked for Amnesty International’s global campaigns on criminalization of sexuality and reproduction, maternal health and poverty, and violence against women. Prior to this, she has worked with UNAIDS and CARE in Bulgaria. Rada has a MSc in Anthropology from Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski', a MA in Southeast European Studies from Central European University (CEU), Budapest and a MSc in Gender, Sexuality and Society from Birkbeck, University of London.
Mary Hansel
International human rights practitioner and scholar
Mary Hansel is an international human rights practitioner and scholar, focused on intersectional gender justice and U.S. accountability for human rights violations. Recently, at UC Irvine School of Law, Mary directed a research project identifying issues and cases for strategic litigation to advance global gender justice. She also supervised the International Justice Clinic, alongside the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression. Prior to UC Irvine, Mary taught international law courses at Loyola Law School and worked at human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch and the International Center for Transitional Justice. For more than a decade, she practiced commercial litigation and international arbitration at private law firms. Mary earned her J.D. at USC Gould School of Law and her LL.M in Public International Law at the London School of Economics, where she wrote her dissertation under the supervision of Professor Christine Chinkin. She h