Venessa Hanson


Venessa is a passionate social media manager dedicated to using these platforms to help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. With years of experience in the sector as the social media officer of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2017) she has been actively involved in creating educational content and managing social media campaigns to raise awareness about nuclear weapons non-proliferation, their consequences and the urgency for their elimination.

In addition to her work on social media, Venessa is also a skilled public speaker who has delivered inspiring talks at various events and institutions, like the United Nations and Axe Ceremonia, the largest music festival in Mexico City. Her ability to articulate complex issues in a simple and engaging manner has earned her a reputation as a sought-after speaker on the topic of using social media to help achieve nuclear disarmament. 

Driven by her belief in a world free from the threat of nuclear weapons, Venessa is committed to using her skills and expertise to make a positive impact on the world.

About ICAN

ICAN is a broad, inclusive campaign, focused on mobilizing civil society around the world to support the specific objective of prohibiting and eliminating nuclear weapons.

In 2017, ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize, in recognition of the work “to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons” and “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”.


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