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Karma Nirvana was founded in Derby in 1993 by the survivor, campaigner and author Jasvinder Sanghera CBE.

Helpline Staff

We are a diverse group of like-minded individuals with a shared passion for helping people and realising change.  Our team are well training and experienced to support victims and survivors of honour-based abuse, disownment and forced marriage.

We also benefit from a network of volunteers from around the country and generous supporters from around the world.  So, whilst we’re based in West Yorkshire, we are a national charity.

Board of Trustees

Karma Nirvana’s Trustees are responsible for:

  • Safeguarding the name and values of the charity
  • Overall policy and direction
  • Shaping strategy, ensuring financial stability and improving performance

To enquire about becoming a Trustee please contact us.


Adil Ray OBE, Actor, Writer and Broadcaster

Bobby Friction, Presenter, BBC Asian Network

Johnny Mitchell, Principal at Co-operative Academy Leeds (Headteacher on Channel 4’s ‘Educating Yorkshire’)