Dissecting the Safety of Women Across the Globe with Humanitarian Halima Gellman
If there is one thing I’m passionate about, it’s ensuring that women feel protected at all times. Last season, I spoke to two young ladies from South Africa who discussed their fears of living in the rape capital of the world.
On this episode, I chop it up with Halima Gellman, a humanitarian and human rights activists that is doing the actual work to bring safety to women across the globe. From educating big wigs in corporate America on the details of basic human rights and rape culture, to developing policies that keep us all safe, we’re grateful for the work that Halima does.
Halima Gellman is a yogi, humanitarian, photographer, peacebuilder, and human rights professional. She has worked for over a decade designing, implementing, managing and evaluating economic development, human rights, peacebuilding and gender equality programming around the world. She has worked with the International Organization for Migration in Sudan, the Human Rights Ministry in Yemen, the International Labor Organization in Egypt, the International Rescue Committee in New York, as well as many other nonprofits globally. Currently she is a Gender-Based Violence Consultant with the World Bank.
Halima is a skilled trainer, facilitating difficult interpersonal and intergroup processes around often times sensitive and taboo subjects. She has extensive experience collaborating with governments, local grassroots organizations, and the private sector to find solutions to seemingly intractable social issues. Halima has worked in more than a dozen countries and has a Master of Science from NYU in International Relations. She is nomad, nature lover and protector, and altruist. Her superpower is her beautiful global network of phenomenal humans she has built over the last 15 years and her love for connecting people to build together. She delights in sun gazing, all things water (swimming, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, paddle board yoga etc.) and is committed to her own healing journey and continuing to find new more impactful ways to use her gifts to serve and create a more just loving world for all its inhabitants.
You can follow her Instagram page here.