Posted by Carol (Bieser) Hutchinson
on Jan 13, 2015
Guest Speaker for Friday Lunch, January 30, 2015
Location: In the Upper Canada
at Fairmont Royal York
Topic: Human Rights Watch
Jasmine has been the Canada Director of Human Rights Watch since the office opened in 2004. Human Rights Watch in Canada is focused on outreach, fundraising and advocacy. Under Jasmine’s leadership , the Canada Committee has grown to 50 members in Toronto and Ottawa. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Jasmine was the Executive Director of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research and prior to that she was in-house counsel for Crown Life Insurance Company, specializing in employment law.
Jasmine has served on numerous non-profit boards, including St. Michael's Hospital and the food bank Stop 103. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For more than 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world