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.