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In recognition of Action Against Domestic Abuse / Violence Against Women and Girls 2021

Highly recommended reading  – Jasvinder Sanghera – true story of a young girl’s attempt to escape from a cruel world where family honour mattered more than anything – including life itself. Jasvinder was the confounder of the amazing project Karma Nirvana

When she was 14, Jasvinder Sanghera was shown a photo of the man chosen to be her husband. She was terrified. She’d witnessed the torment her sisters endured in their arranged marriages, so she ran away from home and was grief-stricken when her parents disowned her.Shame is the heart-rending true story of a young girl’s attempt to escape from a cruel, claustrophobic world where family honour mattered more than anything, sometimes more than life itself. Jasvinder’s story is one of terrible oppression, a harrowing struggle against a punitive code of honour and, finally, triumph over adversity.

Survivor

Karma Nirvana is a National charity founded in 1993. We support victims of Honour-based abuse and forced marriage in the UK. UK Helpline: 0800 599 9247 Mon to Fri: 9am – 5pm Whether you are at risk or concerned for someone that is, our team are available to listen and help. All calls are strictly confidential. Please click the links above and follow us on facebook, Instagram and Twitter. http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/

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