Yasmin Batliwala

Advocates for International Development


Yasmin Batliwala is the Chief Executive of Advocates for International Development (A4ID). She passionately believes in the transformational nature of the law which can, if applied with a coordinated purpose, effectively address injustices such as poverty, (eradication) which has been her focus for the past nine years. She has held a number of significant leadership positions over the years within the Public and Third Sectors. Her portfolios have included HIV/AIDS, Drug and Alcohol Dependency, Criminal Justice and International Development. Yasmin has also worked with the UNODC and is a serving Magistrate. She is Chair of WDP, the largest provider of drug and alcohol services in London. Yasmin was a recipient of the City of London Woman of Achievement Awards in respect to her work in the Public Sector.