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Independent

Slaves on our Streets: ‘Honour-based’ abuse and forced marriage rife in London, campaigners warn, Independent, 8th November 2017

Published: Monday 27th November 2017

Victims of “honour-based” abuse in London are being forced into marriages where they face a life of modern slavery, campaigners warned today. They spoke out as a joint investigation by The Independent and the London Evening Standard found tens of thousands of girls and women in the capital are hidden victims of such abuse. Police […]

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BBC News

LGBT Asians turning to marriages of convenience, BBC, 8th November 2017

Published: Monday 27th November 2017

The number of LGBT people from South Asian communities going online to find gay partners of the opposite sex for sham marriages is “the tip of the iceberg”, a campaign group claims. Human rights group Karma Nirvana says those seeking marriages of convenience do so because they fear being disowned. Several websites help gay British […]

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Independent

LGBT British Asians turning to sham marriages over fears of being disowned, Independent, 8th November 2017

Published: Monday 27th November 2017

The number of South Asian people searching online to enter into marriages of convenience in the UK is the “tip of the iceberg”, as helpline calls on the issue rise. Karma Nirvana, a human rights group, claims many people are scared of being disowned by their families if they come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or […]

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Asian Mums Network

Home secretary vows to protect domestic violence legislation from impact of Brexit, Asian Mums Network, 24th September 2017

Published: Monday 27th November 2017

Ever since the vote to leave the EU on the 23rd June 2016, UK citizens have been living under a cloud of uncertainty. Even those who voted for ‘Brexit’ don’t know actually what that means, and what it will cost us individually or as a nation. For organisations and campaigners working with victims of domestic […]

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Shafilea Ahmed

Shafilea Ahmed – Cosmopolitan, 8th September 2017

Published: Sunday 10th September 2017

When 17-year-old Shafilea Ahmed from Warrington was reported missing by her college in 2003, having not turned up for a week, her parents Iftikhar and Farzana denied any knowledge of her whereabouts. Shafilea had been brought up in a Muslim family in the north of England, but defied her family’s traditional culture with her desire […]

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The Yorkshire Post

Home Secretary Amber Rudd visits Karma Nirvana, Yorkshire Post, 30th August 2017

Published: Monday 4th September 2017

Counter-terror programme is “doing a fantastic job” insists Home Secretary Amber Rudd during Leeds visit Home secretary Amber Rudd yesterday issued an unequivocal defence of the Government’s anti-radicalisation programme, after a Yorkshire civil liberties charity called for the controversial policy to be scrapped. Ms Rudd was speaking during a visit to Leeds, where she took […]

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Jasvinder Sanghera on Light on Conspiracies

Jasvinder on Light on Conspiracies, 4th August 2017

Published: Friday 4th August 2017

Ole Dammegard interviews Jasvinder Sanghera, CBE, born and brought up in the UK. A survivor of a forced marriage, she is the founder of Karma Nirvana, a national award winning charity that supports both women and men affected by honour based abuse and forced marriages. She is a highly acclaimed international speaker and an expert […]

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News.com.au

Visit to Australia – news.com.au

Published: Monday 10th July 2017

Forced child marriages in Australia: ‘they’re being groomed from the moment they’re born’ YOU’D never know this was happening next door, but that doesn’t make it less shameful. Children are being “groomed from the moment they’re born”. Jasvinder Sanghera talks to Megan Palin at News.com.au about forced marriage. “We get victims in Australia calling my […]

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Shafilea Ahmed

Shafilea Ahmed – Warrington Guardian, 4th July 2017

Published: Monday 10th July 2017

A TEENAGER murdered at the hands of her parents will be remembered during an annual memorial day next week. The third Shafilea Ahmed Day will take place next Friday, July 14 on what would have been her 31st birthday after suffering years of ‘honour-based’ violence by those who were meant to love and protect her. […]

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Fraidy Reiss and Jasvinder Sanghera on the World Service

‘Forced Marriage’ The BBC World Service

Published: Monday 10th July 2017

Published on 16 Apr 2017 Jasvinder Sanghera and Fraidy Reiss both escaped forced marriages and now fight for the rights of other victims talk to Maryam Maruf about how they’ve coped after being ostracised by their families. Most people look forward to their wedding day: not Jasvinder Sanghera. She grew up in a large Sikh […]

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