Jasvinder Sanghera

Woman of the Week: Why Jasvinder Sanghera is still fighting to support victims of forced marriage, Stylist, 9th May 2018

Published: Thursday 10th May 2018

Woman of the Week is Stylist’s weekly celebration of women making a difference to society. After escaping a forced marriage as a teenager, Jasvinder Sanghera set up a national charity to support other survivors – and over the last 25 years, she’s helped thousands of women. Aged 16, Jasvinder Sanghera made a decision that would change her life forever. […]

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Big Questions: Jasvinder Sanghera CBE on Forced Marriage, Freedom and Karma Nirvana, Rights Info, 5th May 2018

Published: Wednesday 9th May 2018

We talk to best-selling author and campaigner Jasvinder Sanghera about leaving school at 15, fleeing a forced marriage, and founding her award-winning charity Karma Nirvana. Jasvinder Sanghera CBE is a best-selling author, campaigner, and survivor of forced marriage. Twenty-five years ago, she founded Karma Nirvana, a national award-winning charity aimed at supporting victims of honour-based abuse […]

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Hardeep's Sunday Lunch

Jasvinder Sanghera on Hardeep’s Sunday Lunch, BBC Radio 4

Published: Tuesday 16th January 2018

On Sunday 14th January 2018, Jasvinder appeared on Hardeep’s Sunday Lunch on BBC Radio 4, talking to Hardeep Singh Kohli about her life. From the BBC Radio 4 website: Jasvinder Sanghera is the founder of Karma Nirvana, a charity which offers services and support to young women and men who are victims of ‘honour’ based […]

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Jasvinder at TEDx Bergen

TEDx Talk: Jasvinder Sanghera – Culture vs Safeguarding

Published: Monday 27th November 2017

Jasvinder Sanghera, a British-born of Indian descent, escaped a forced marriage at age 16 which resulted in her disownment by her own family. Since then she has fought against culture-based abuse and for embracing democratic values. Author, expert advisor and renowned speakers on the topic of forced marriage and honour-based abuse.

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Jasvinder Sanghera in Community Practitioner, August 2017

Published: Tuesday 15th August 2017

Surviving honour-based injustice Forced marriages, imprisonment, even murder. This is the reality for thousands of UK victims harmed by those who are meant to love them most – their families. Jasvinder Sanghera, CEO of charity Karma Nirvana, was one of them. “I was born in the UK, one of seven sisters, went to school here […]

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BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs

Jasvinder Sanghera on Desert Island Discs

Published: Tuesday 11th July 2017

Listen to Jasvinder on Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young on 29th March 2013, via BBC iPlayer Radio

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Terror attacks

Published: Thursday 8th June 2017

Our democracy, civil liberties and human rights are under attack by homegrown British extremists. This is not something I have just observed as a response to the recent attacks in Manchester and London. No, it has been the case since I was eight years old and learnt my parents promised me to a man I […]

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Balloon launch

Balloon release in Bradford July 2016

Published: Thursday 28th April 2016

Fewness of words, Greatness of deeds-If we don’t remember who will? Overwhelmed, deep gratitude, pain and even joy are just some of the words describing how my body and soul were feeling as I stood yesterday in the heart of Bradford city centre surrounded by solicitors holding 100 balloons. A law firm had taken time, […]

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