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Yasmin Khan MSc
ASSIST GOODWILL AMBASSADOR 2020/2021
Welsh Government National Advisor – for Violence against Women Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.
Founder / Chief Officer of Halo Project – National Charity for Forced Marriages, HBV and FGM
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 2015. Her work includes working with victims, survivors and stakeholders to shape and inform improvements in the way services are planned, commissioned and delivered.
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.
Yasmin has a well-respected reputation within the International community, with a clear focus on facilitating successful change management through strategic knowledge and understanding of Equality and Diversity. She is a College Governor with portfolio responsibilities for standards and safeguarding as well as a Board of Trustee for Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation.
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.
Yasmin has a wealth of experience in the field of Equality & Diversity and as such held the position of Chair of the Strategic Independent Advisory Group for Cleveland Police and CPS NE Race Scrutiny Group. Yasmin has successfully led a multi-million pound European programme -EQUAL where she promoted a cultural shift in the Housing Sector. This programme has mainstreamed BME employment programmes within Europe and the UK as well as improved supplier diversity for SME’s.
Yasmin has been awarded the Citizen of the Year and Mayor’s Award for her contribution for her contribution to the Diversity and Inclusion works she undertakes and in 2014 been involved in a Parliamentary briefing as part of a UK Summit to stop early childhood forced marriages and violence against women agenda.
She continues to provide innovation and better outcomes for victims by addressing issues such as lack of housing and inequalities in service provision and has recently been awarded the 2018 Tees Business Women Inspirational Award. Yasmin has recently been appointed as the International Ambassador for the HARM (honour abuse research matrix) Network.