Hanna Jansson is an International Legal and Policy Specialist for Sonke, based in Cape Town. She first joined Sonke in 2012 while completing her master’s thesis entitled “Accountability for crimes of sexual abuse and exploitation committed by South African peacekeeping troops”, for which she was awarded prize for best thesis 2012/2013.
In 2013, Hanna returned to Sonke as a Regional Policy and Advocacy Consultant. In this capacity she provided support in the areas of research, writing and policy analysis, primarily focusing on Sonke’s Regional Bodies Advocacy project, which seeks to increase the awareness on existing commitments made by regional bodies and the gaps in current regional policies with respect to the engagement of men and boys for the promotion of gender equality.
Hanna holds a Master of Laws from Uppsala University, Sweden, focusing on International Law, as well as a Masters in Human Rights and Conflict Management from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy.
She has previously worked on migrant and refugee issues, both as a case officer with the Swedish Migration Board, and as an associate lawyer with a Law Firm in Stockholm focused on Refugee Law. Past working experiences also include internships with the International Criminal Court for Rwanda and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York.