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Have your say!

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 […]


Blog: Helpline

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

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Webinar Course

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 […]

Beyond Shame

Beyond Shame, The Play

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 Ambassador Website

The Survivor Website has arrived!

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 […]

Our view on the Forced Marriage Convictions

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.

Fozia, Survivor Ambassador Programme.

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. […]