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When she was fourteen, Jasvinder Sanghera was shown a photo of the man Shame is the heart-rending true story of a young girl’s attempt to. Jasvinder Sanghera CBE was born and brought up in Derby. a ‘political weapon’ and, along with ‘Daughters of Shame’ are Sunday Times Top 10 Bestsellers. Jasvinder Sanghera, CBE (born September ) is a campaigner for those experiencing Her memoir Shame was a Times Top 10 Bestseller. She has been.

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I just finish readin this book which I bought. We both read it in just a few days. Shmae was the real shame of this book. Jasvinder is also an international speaker and a Leading Expert Advisor to the Courts in child and criminal proceedings.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She gives examples of honor killings – I guess I thought that only took place in those countries but people from those countries move to US or UK and still try to follow that country’s rules.

I do not wish to taint the reputation of an entire culture: By Jasvinddr story is on that will stay with me.

This very brave woman What an incredible journey Jasvinder decided jasvonder follow. I’ll never know the woman who wrote that, and I’ll never know her story. I appreciate the way of her writing style that can catch every one mind easily.

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Those survivors who are strong enough, she encourages to follow her sanfhera and tell their own stories, as a counter to the ostracism and silence they face in their communities, either as volunteers on the charity’s helpline or at public talks.

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It’s not part of my or anyone’s culture to be abused. Had I ignored rumours of classmates returning as married women? Years later, after one sister killed herself to escape domestic abuse, she set up the charity Karma Nirvana to help smash the culture of silence around forced marriage.


Timeline of Jasvinder’s life. The glossy cover doesn’t prepare you for the impact this book has. Her parents took her to Pakistan and left her there. Upon reading this book, I realised that I was so ignorant to the lives of those around me.

At the end of the book I was glad to finally been able to agree with her. Latest Event Events 14th July Jasvinder is noted as being a profoundly moving shaje who speaks with conviction, clarity and knowledge.

We have to empower them. Nov 24, Carli rated it it was amazing. Jasvinder tells of how she set up her charity, Karma Nirvana, to help women like her: The Cyber Effect Mary Aiken. Black Box Thinking Matthew Syed. Rogue Lawyer John Grisham.

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The Loney Andrew Michael Hurley. Thanks for this book. She stood for hours telling us her story and of her work, and it was truly inspiring.

Recommended to Jeannie by: This review seeks to share the importance of the subject matter discussed in the book and to spread the message that help is out there.

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I know many people who have partaken in arranged marriages as part of their cultural heritage. As a child, I’d attended primary schools with a large number of ethnic minority children and that was just the way it was to me, there was nothing odd or unusual about it.

Just a few months after her lecture, I remember being at University and going to use the bathroom. She showed great character throughout her young years, fought the fight to be free from horrendous traditions, and at the same time lost almost her complete family in the process. Luckily there’s Jasivnder Nirvana now – the foundation founded by Jasvinder Sanghera herself to help the abused women. That the younger generation swings in to very different and extreme directions; completely giving up traditional views or sticking to them even more strictly than their parents ranging into the zones of zealots.


New Adventures to Share! The links are powered by Skimlinks. She watched sjame they went off to Pakistan to meet their husbands, to marry them, and then to return to Jasvindee, leave their education and work in dead-end jobs sanhhera save money to sponsor their husband to come and join them in England.

She’d witnessed the torment her sisters sha,e in their arranged marriages, so she ran away from home, grief-stricken when her parents disowned her. With her daughter about to marry, Jasvinder decides to challenge thirty years of rejection by going to India to explore her roots. Listen to the show on BBC R4 website. It may not be the obvious place to find a woman who campaigns against forced marriage, but it doesn’t take a psychologist to see why it suits her perfectly.

I urge you to pick up a copy and give it a read.

Summer is a dangerous time for those at risk of forced marriage

Shame by Jasvinder Sanghera. This is absolutely one of the best books I have read in a very long time. A survivor of a forced marriage, she is the founder of Karma Nirvana, a national award winning charity that supports both men and women affected by honour based abuse and forced marriages.

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