Expertise: Advocacy, Program Management, Research/Evaluation, Women and Girls
With some 15 years of experience in Africa, Asia and the United States, Heidi Lehmann is an internationally recognized expert on violence against women and girls in conflict zones. Her work has taken her to the scene of some of the worst conflicts and natural disasters in recent history including Darfur, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Ms. Lehmann heads the IRC’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment Unit and leads work on key policy, programming and advocacy issues related to violence against women and girls. She spends over 50 percent of her time in the field learning from the women and girls the IRC supports, and working with staff and partners in the 17 countries where the IRC has anti-violence programming.
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