VIDEO of An Evening with Jasvinder Sanghera – 24th May 2013

ZeN made a collective decision to honour people who have made an impact in our communities by hosting FREE EVENTS. Our local events have been held at The VoiceBox in Derby, UK.

ZeN chose to create these events via a format we call ‘An Evening with…’ and for this particular event we invited Jasvinder Sanghera CBE (@Jas_Sanghera_KN)

Jasvinder is the co-founder of Karma Nirvana a community-based project where several refuge centres across the United Kingdom serve as safe-housing for South Asian women fleeing forced marriages. When faced with the prospect of a forced marriage herself, Jasvinder ran away from home, and she tells her story in her novel Shame. Jasvinder depicts a harrowing tale of violence, abuse and ostracism but ultimately, triumph over adversity via Shame.

Jasvinder was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to victims of forced marriage and honour-based violence.

ZeN is proud to host ‘An Evening with’ a kindred spirit like Jasvinder… we hope you enjoy the story of Jasvinder overcoming adversity.

If you need the help of Karma Nirvana or know of anyone who does please call the HONOUR NETWORK HELPLINE on 0800 5999 247.

Please help support Jasvinder’s cause @

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