Lorraine Smith van Lin is an International Human Rights Lawyer who is also the Founder and Executive Director of "Tallawah, Justice for Women," an NGO that empowers women leaders and survivors of conflict and gender-based violence in the Global South.
Lorraine started her legal career in Jamaica where she was born and raised. She went on to study international law, became a judge and later director of the international bar association in the Hague. As Lorraine continued through her legal career she became increasingly frustrated with well-intentioned systems that didn’t work for victims. Her passion drove her to speak up to find solutions that work for victims. Eventually it led her to create Tallawah, Justice for Women in 2021.
In this episode Lorraine tells her story in her own words. She shares some influential moments in her life and talks about how her anger and passion led her to find her voice and empower victims to find theirs.
You can find out more about the work of Tallawah in the podcast episode published on 8 March 2022 or via the website link below: