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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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Shafelia Ahmed

Shafilea Ahmed, National Day of Memory, 14th July

Published: Friday 23rd June 2017

Last year we honoured Shafilea Ahmed’s 30th birthday and this image was shared by thousands all remembering Shafilea and the many murdered in cases of honour based abuse.  Shafilea will never blow out her birthday candles again but we can all honour her memory and use this as an opportunity to raise national awareness. This […]

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Jasvinder Sanghera

Jasvinder in the Irish Independent, 17/4/17

Published: Thursday 8th June 2017

‘I am so proud I broke the chain of forced marriage…’ When Jasvinder Sanghera refused to marry the man her parents had chosen for her at the age of 14, she changed her own life, and the lives of other women. As a teenager, Jasvinder Sanghera rejected the arranged marriage that her parents had expected. […]

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Independent

Honour Killings, Independent 16/11/16

Published: Wednesday 30th November 2016

Honour killings: Will tighter laws in Pakistan affect the UK too? A new law in Pakistan has closed a loophole that allows honour killing trials to collapse if the family forgives the accused. But will it help curb the brutal practice? David Barnett investigates in the Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/will-the-closing-of-a-loop-hole-in-honour-killings-in-pakistan-affect-the-uk-too-a7418771.html

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Honour crimes

BBC Woman’s Hour 23/11/16

Published: Monday 28th November 2016

Jasvinder Sanghera on BBC Woman’s Hour Last month Pakistan passed a landmark bill that guarantees mandatory prison sentences of 25 years for perpetrators of so-called “honour killings”. What and how might such a change affect so-called honour killings and honour based violence within the UK, and what are the challenges involved in prosecuting cases where […]

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Jasvinder Sanghera (right), who refused a forced marriage as a teenager, with her daughter Natasha. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

Guardian 26/11/16

Published: Monday 28th November 2016

Forced marriage: ‘I broke the chain. I’m proud of that’ At 14, Jasvinder Sanghera ran away from home rather than suffer a forced marriage. She was determined her own children would be free to choose for themselves Read Joanna Moorhead’s interview with Jasvinder Sanghera in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/nov/26/forced-marriage-refused-marry-jasvinder-sanghera

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Jasvinder Sanghera and David Cameron

Serious Crime Act 2015

Published: Thursday 3rd November 2016

The Serious Crime Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 3rd March 2015.  The Act creates a new offence of controlling or coercive behaviour in intimate or familial relationships (section 76).  The new offence closes a gap in law around patterns of controlling or coercive behaviour in an ongoing relationship between intimate partners or family members.  The […]

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