2016 Zenith Award Winners


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Sandra Ka Hon Chu, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

As Director of Research and Advocacy for the Canadian HIV/ AIDS Legal Network, Sandra Ka Hon Chu works to advance the rights of sex-trade workers, drug users and prisoners. Sandra’s work includes leading litigation against the Government of Canada for failing to provide needle and syringe programs in prisons. She has written extensively in the area of HIV/AIDS, including a legislative reference work on women’s rights in the context of HIV and briefing papers on the sex trade and HIV law in Canada and internationally. Before joining the Legal Network, she worked in The Hague with the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, advocating for gender-inclusive justice before the International Criminal Court. She has worked for human rights and United Nations agencies in Libya, Timor-Leste, Hong Kong and the Netherlands.