Unmasking Gendered Poverty: Episode 7 – Yasmin Khan 

In this final episode of our pilot season, we are joined by Yasmin Khan, Welsh Government National Advisor – for Violence against Women Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence, London Fire & Rescue service Culture review-Independent Panel member and Founder / Chief Officer of Halo Project – National Charity for Forced Marriages, HBV and FGM

Yasmin helps us to explore how Violence Against Women and Girls fuels Gendered Poverty. 

As a strategic leader and partnership builder she is Founder and Chief Officer- Halo Project Charity National Charity -Award winning National Charity and held a plethora of senior advisory roles and proactively highlights service gaps, identifies potential improvements and opportunities with respect to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Also serving in the recent review (2022) of London Fire & Rescue service review into culture as an Independent Panel member.

Yasmin has secured the role of a Government Advisor in Wales, she provides expertise on how most effectively to implement the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act. Her work includes working with victims, survivors, and stakeholders to shape and inform improvements in the way services are planned, commissioned and delivered. She has instigated a HMICFRS investigation within England Wales into policing to highlight key recommendations into investigations for BME communities experiencing sexual violence through the Police Super complaints procedure.

Yasmin has worked with communities and particularly women in addressing inequalities in the field of employment, education, and training. Establishing a Strategic Community Partnership to provide support for Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence Victims in the North East of England, Yasmin has established a pioneering programme of work across the Tees Valley This has resulted in developing the first Forced Marriage/HBV case scrutiny group across the UK. 

Halo Project is one of Smallwood’s Community Grant Partner’s. You can learn more about Halo Project here: 

Website: https://www.haloproject.org.uk/ 

Smallwood Trust feature: https://www.smallwoodtrust.org.uk/news/spotlight-halo-project-charity/ 

Useful Resources: 

Transforming policing for the BAME community 

How the police respond to victims of sexual abuse when the victim is from an ethnic minority background and may be at risk of honour-based abuse.

Smallwood Community Grant Partner Programme: https://www.smallwoodtrust.org.uk/community-grant-partnership-programme/


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