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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Visit to Australia –

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 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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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:

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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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