About Jana Sepehr

Jana joined Global Citizen in 2017, right before our first Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg. As our Content Lead & Communications Manager she is leading our content and editorial work in Germany. As a freelance journalist, she writes about sustainable economy and health policy, among other topics. Jana studied Politics, Sociology and Development Studies in Kiel, San Diego and Maastricht. She loves to travel around the world – for vacation or a research trip.

Why Jana Sepehr is a Global Citizen

Being a Global Citizen means to shoulder responsibility for your own actions. It means being cautious with our environment and fellow human beings and to take a stand for issues that matter. There are many possibilities to change the world – why don’t we start today?

Stories

  1. Article: EU Commits €500M in Guarantees and Grants to Ensure Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
    AdvocacyHealth

    EU Commits €500M in Guarantees and Grants to Ensure Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

    By Jana Sepehr  and  Kristine Liao|Dec. 15, 2020

    “Global collaboration is the only way to overcome a global pandemic.” Read more

  2. Feature: So kämpft Anab für gesundheitliche Aufklärung von geflüchteten Frauen

    Meet Anab Mohamud: Winner of the 2020 Global Citizen Prize: Germany’s Hero Award

    By Jana Sepehr|Dec. 8, 2020

    Mohamud is receiving the award for her work supporting refugee women in accessing health care. Read more

  3. Feature: How Rihanna and Global Citizens Got Germany to Step Up Its Education Funding for Marginalized Children
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    How Rihanna and Global Citizens Got Germany to Step Up Its Education Funding for Marginalized Children

    By Jana Sepehr|Oct. 9, 2020

    600,000 actions and a little help from Rihanna. Read more

  4. Article: Wenn Impfungen ein Luxus sind: Tollwut tötet jährlich Zehntausende Kinder

    This Preventable Disease Kills Tens of Thousands of Children Every Year

    By Jana Sepehr|Sept. 28, 2020

    Rabies is a deadly viral disease that cannot be cured, but that can be prevented thanks to vaccines. Read more

  5. Article: Women in Ghana Have to Pay up to $140 to Open a Rape Case. This Actress Is Fighting to Change That.

    Women in Ghana Have to Pay up to $140 to Open a Rape Case. This Actress Is Fighting to Change ...

    By Jana Sepehr  and  Lerato Mogoatlhe|Aug. 18, 2020

    "If you don't get that medical report, essentially, the case to prosecute dies right there." Read more

  6. Article: Meet Dr. Katarina Barley: European, Feminist, and Vice-President of the European Parliament

    Meet Dr. Katarina Barley: European, Feminist, and Vice-President of the European Parliament

    By Jana Sepehr|June 26, 2020

    We speak to Dr. Barley to find out more about the EU’s role in COVID-19, anti-racism, and more. Read more

  7. Article: Justin Bieber Just Called on Canadians to Urge Trudeau to Fund International COVID-19 Response
    AdvocacyHealth

    Justin Bieber Just Called on Canadians to Urge Trudeau to Fund International COVID-19 Response

    By Jackie Marchildon  and  Jana Sepehr|June 11, 2020

    The star joined Global Citizen to call for funding for COVID-19 tests, treatments, vaccines. Read more

  8. Article: 7 Ways You Can Take Action for Racial Justice Right Now

    7 Ways You Can Take Action for Racial Justice Right Now

    By Erica SanchezLeah RodriguezJoe McCarthy  and  Jana Sepehr|June 2, 2020

    Activists recommend how you can help stop police brutality and enact real change. Read more

  9. Article: 'Global Goal: Unite for Our Future': We're Calling on the World to Make Sure Everyone Can Beat COVID-19
    AdvocacyHealth

    'Global Goal: Unite for Our Future': We're Calling on the World to Make Sure Everyone Can Beat COVID-19

    By Jana Sepehr  and  Imogen Calderwood|May 28, 2020

    Our new campaign will work to ensure COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines are for everyone. Read more

  10. Article: The EU Wants to Cut Pesticide Use in Half by 2030 to Save Bees

    The EU Wants to Cut Pesticide Use in Half by 2030 to Save Bees

    By Jana Sepehr  and  Catherine Caruso|May 15, 2020

    A draft of the proposal will be released next week. Read more