Listed by The Guardian as one of the world’s 100 most Inspirational Women, Jasvinder Sanghera has been fighting forced marriages and honour based abuse — both in her native Britain and internationally. The charity Karma Nirvana she founded in 1993 has helped establish several refuge centres for South Asian men and women fleeing forced marriages. Her commitment stems from personal experience, after running away from home fourteen years old, faced with the prospect of a forced marriage.
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