Jasvinder Sanghera was born and brought up in Derby. 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.
She is a highly acclaimed international speaker and an expert advisor to the courts in matters of child, civil and criminal proceedings.
Her memoir, Shame was a Times Top 10 Bestseller and described in the House of Lords as a ‘political weapon.’ Former Prime Minister David Cameron stated that her work ‘turned my head on the issue of forced marriage.’
Jasvinder has won a string of awards, including Woman of the Year 2007, Cosmopolitan’s Woman of the Year 2010 and was listed in the Guardian’s top 100 Most Inspirational Women in the World in 2012.