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In November 2018, the Home Secretary announced the government’s public consultation on preventing and tackling forced marriage. The consultation is open to everyone, with particular interest in hearing from victims and survivors of forced marriage, those with expertise in the area of forced marriage, and relevant professionals, including those working in social care, education, policing and […]
Our fantastic Fedra recently won the award for ‘Employee of the Year’ from the Helplines Partnership. She talks to them about Karma Nirvana, the work we do and the prevalence of honour and forced marriage in the book Pride and Prejudice. Click here to read the Full Blog
Karma Nirvana have collaborated with Educare to bring a e-learning course to raise awareness of Honour-Based Abuse (HBA) and Forced Marriages (FM). The course is aimed at anyone working with children and young people aiming to raise their knowledge around HBA & FM. The course has received support from Nadhim Zahawi MP Children and Families […]
An idea inspired by our founder’s best-seller ‘Shame’. Teaming with Derby Theatre our idea became a reality. ‘Beyond Shame’ launched on 6th September and sold out 5 showings. Beyond Shame also went on the road and visited 5 schools and colleges across Derby. Working in partnership with the Police Crime Commissioner of Derbyshire it was […]
Survivor Website The Survivor Ambassador Panel was established in 2013 and enables survivors to come together in a safe space to share stories with like-minded individuals, reduce isolation and develop a new emerging community. It is for those who wish to rebuild their lives, often in absence of family or living with fractured relationships. This newly developed website is dedicated to growing […]
The charity Karma Nirvana on average receive 22 reports every week from children and young people concerned about a forced marriage, however, despite legislation introduced in June 2014, convictions have been rare until this week when we saw two prosecutions in the space of one week.
I was delighted to attend the annual Day of Memory this month, remembering those lost to so-called ‘honour killings’. Of course it was Shafilea Ahmed who inspired the event, murdered 14 years ago by her own parents for becoming ‘too westernised’ in the UK.
Karma Nirvana held its third Day of Memory to remember those who have been killed in the name of so called ‘honour’. The event took place in Leeds at the magnificent Civic Hall. Travelling up from London for this event was an honour for me, an honour in its truest sense. Not the misguided notion […]
Waking up to the third annual Day of Memory, I was very excited that this year it was being held in West Yorkshire – my home county. Feeling very proud that the authorities I grew up with who didn’t know about forced marriage and honour based abuse, were now united with Karma Nirvana in a […]
I’ve given great thought as to how I might introduce myself to you. What would be most appropriate I asked myself – what should I be saying? A great woman once encouraged me to always start as you mean to go on, and with that in mind, today I open a window into my life. […]