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Hemlin, Jan

Assistant Programme Director, Violence and Conflict Resolution, Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland

In 2000 Founder member of S I Solihull & District, Midland Arden Region, UK. Club President in 2004- 05. Programme Action Officer roles for Club and Region, UKPAC Chair 2011 – 2014. Monitored UKPAC's flagship project "Violence Against Women – Stop it Now". A Matrix of VAW club projects including Human Trafficking, Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation, Domestic Abuse and Elder Abuse, reported annually and copies sent to The Home Secretary and Ministers in the Devolved Governments. Developed a successful partnership with The Prison Reform Trust working together on 'Reducing Women's Imprisonment', report launched in December 2014. Member of SIGBI Delegation at CSW57 and CSW58. A teacher for 30 years in Secondary Schools in England.