Gen Sander joined Harm Reduction International in September 2014 as a human rights analyst.
Gen holds a BA in Social Anthropology from Dalhousie University (Canada) and an LLM in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from the Irish Centre for Human Rights. Prior to working at Harm Reduction International, she was senior researcher at the Essex Human Rights Centre, where she worked with Prof. Paul Hunt, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, on issues relating to health and human rights, and taught a module on international human rights law.
She has worked with various human rights NGOs in Canada, Europe and the Middle East, and has also been a consultant for the WHO and the Independent Expert Review Group (iERG) on right to health issues. At Harm Reduction International she is lead researcher on an exciting new project on human rights-based infectious disease monitoring in prisons.