Yasmin Rehman is a human rights activist and researcher. She is currently working as a freelance consultant and her recent commissions have included survivor consultations for regional government and national governments, work with a number of women’s organisations, providing project and policy support, capacity building, training on equalities, diversity and inclusion for higher education institutions and as an independent panel member reviewing past serious case reviews. Yasmin has also acted as an expert witness in legal cases providing expert reports on faith based abuse and Muslim marriage practices including polygamy and temporary marriage.
Yasmin has worked for more than 30 years predominantly on violence against women, race, faith and gender, and human rights. She co-edited a book, Moving in the Shadows, which examines violence experienced by minority women and girls in the UK. She is working on a second book looking at polygamous and temporary marriage and its links to violence and abuse of women and girls.
Yasmin is currently a Board member of Centre for Women’s Justice, a member of the One Law for All Coalition, a Fellow of the Muslim Institute and the Cross-Government Working Group on Hate Crimes. She is a former Board member of EVAW (End Violence against Women Coalition). Yasmin is a member of the editorial collective of an academic journal, Feminist Dissent.
Yasmin was awarded the Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year 2017.