Jessica Jahn is a Junior Research Fellow at the NATO Association of Canada, where she writes on international and national security issues. Jessica is a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley, from which she received a BA (Hons.) in Criminal Justice. At present, she is completing a Graduate Certificate in Art Crime and Antiquities Trafficking at the University of Glasgow and will start a MSc program in the fall. A former intern at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, Jessica is passionate about preventing sexual and gender-based violence, ensuring access to justice for all, combating terrorism, and advancing women’s formal and informal political engagement. She is a delegate for Equal Voice’s Daughters of the Vote initiative, serves as the Policy Chair for a federal electoral riding association, and regularly volunteers in her community.
Jessica Jahn Women in Security

Combating Violence Against Female Politicians

On May 24, 2018, Canada celebrated the 100th anniversary of a minority of women’s right to vote in federal elections. As we reflect on this important milestone and the many trailblazing women on whose shoulders we continue to stand, we must also acknowledge the long road ahead to truly dismantle the barriers to equal access to democratic institutions at the national and international level.