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Tanja Kisslinger

Tanja Kisslinger is the Advocacy & Communication Technical Advisor with Veterinarians Without Borders North America/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Amérique du Nord.

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Tanja Kisslinger

Advocacy & Communication Technical Advisor

Tanja is a cross-cultural storyteller and communications-for-development specialist. For more than 16 years, she has worked with international development and relief organizations (such as CARE International, Save the Children, Children in Crossfire, and Medair) to promote and protect human rights. Along the way, Tanja has lived, worked and volunteered in diverse places, including Tanzania, India, Cambodia, Nepal, Mongolia, Romania, Peru, and Jordan.

Across countries and contexts, Tanja’s aim is consistent: to give voice and visibility to situations of injustice or vulnerability. This path began with a study of political prisoners in the USA (a graduate thesis) and has gone on to include work with street children in Tanzania, displaced families in post-earthquake Nepal, and food insecure communities in Southern Africa. Tanja recently worked with CARE Canada’s Global Health department, where she led and implemented the 3.5 year “Feed Her Future” engagement campaign (@FeedHerFuture). The campaign raised awareness of the social and gender norms that affect women’s and children’s access to nutrition in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia.

Tanja holds an Honors degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Criminology. She also holds professional certifications in communication across cultures and in emergencies.

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