Jasmeet Kaur Sidhu

Jasmeet Kaur Sidhu is a Researcher with Amnesty International USA (AIUSA). She is currently leading AIUSA’s research into the United States’ obligations to prevent gun violence and its impact on human rights for AIUSA’s upcoming End Gun Violence report. Jasmeet is a lifelong human rights activist, attorney, and advocate.  As a practicing Sikh—whose family and community members have been targeted by hate crimes—her current focus on gun violence was motivated by the August 2012 domestic terror attack on a Sikh gurdwara (temple) in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, where six people were shot and killed and several others injured.  

Jasmeet has worked with numerous social justice movements, including Amnesty International, Alliance for Justice, GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network), Human Rights First, and South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). Jasmeet’s work has focused on immigrant rights; LGBTQ rights; racial, religious and ethnic profiling; and post-9/11 hate crimes. Jasmeet has also worked with numerous grassroots organizations across the country developing advocacy strategies; providing legislative guidance on election-related activity and lobbying campaigns; and researching and analyzing domestic and international human rights issues.  

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