A survivor of a forced marriage, Jasvinder Sanghera CBE founded Karma Nirvana, a national charity which hosts the only national dedicated helpline supporting victims of honour crimes and forced marriages. She is also the author of two bestselling books, ‘Shame’ and ‘Daughters of Shame’ and she has recently published ‘Shame Travels’.
During a recent visit to St Swithun’s School, Sanghera spoke about her own experiences, as well as those of other girls who have been murdered by their family members. She highlighted problems specific to the UK, such as forced marriage and honour crimes.
Sixth-form pupil Olivia Williams said: “Jasvinder’s compelling talk left everyone questioning how we can help raise more awareness in schools across the country. Experiencing her passion and commitment to the charity left the audience more mindful of what can be achieved through passion and determination; proven by the first convicted case regarding a forced marriage being charged in Cardiff that very day.”