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Hamsa Jayanathan


Hamsa Jayanathan is a Project Assistant for Humanity in Action. She is studying Masters of Law, specializing in International Human Rights Law at Brussels School of International Studies. She holds a degree in political science and a diploma in Food and Nutrition Management.

Apart from assisting HIA, she volunteers with the European Unions Rights Clinic as a Caseworker, contributing to European Policy and legislation improvement by engaging in strategic litigation and advocacy efforts. She also volunteers with Kriti Social Initiatives and holds weekly mentoring sessions with children from the slums of Hyderabad to inculcate reading habits, problem-solving skills and communication.

While she was born and partially raised in Toronto, Canada, she has strong roots in the South of India. Her time spent in countries such as India, South Africa, and Cuba instilled a sense of responsibility to broaden and deepen her understanding of the world and its functioning. She is passionate about upholding human security and educating children and senior citizens on the importance of nutritious intake.