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Battling Jasvinder Sanghera was just 14 when her mum showed her a picture of the man she would wed. Two years later she ran away to escape the marriage. Disowned by her parents she lived in hiding for eight years, sleeping rough and fearing reprisals from her family, who moved to Britain from India in the s. But after her elder sister Robina, 24, set herself alight to escape her own abusive marriage, Jasvinder returned to her home town of Derby determined to help others suffering in silence. She set up the charity Karma Nirvana in and has dedicated her life to helping men and women fleeing forced marriages, domestic violence and threats of honour killings.

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Battling Jasvinder Sanghera was just 14 when her mum showed her a picture of the man she would wed. Two years later she ran away to escape the marriage. Disowned by her parents she lived in hiding for eight years, sleeping rough and fearing reprisals from her family, who moved to Britain from India in the s. But after her elder sister Robina, 24, set herself alight to escape her own abusive marriage, Jasvinder returned to her home town of Derby determined to help others suffering in silence.

She set up the charity Karma Nirvana in and has dedicated her life to helping men and women fleeing forced marriages, domestic violence and threats of honour killings. Despite death threats and constant harassment, Jasvinder, now 44, campaigns tirelessly - telling her own story to encourage others to break their silence.

Her helpline, The Honour Network, receives more than calls per month, some from girls as young as Jasvinder, who has written two best-sellers, says: "Robina's death was the trigger for me to come out of hiding - to hold my head up and say, 'You are the perpetrators, not me'. Facebook Twitter. The Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards in partnership with TSB celebrate the achievements of truly remarkable people who make our world a better place.

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Jasvinder Sanghera , CBE born September [2] [3] is a campaigner for those experiencing forced marriages and abuse. Jasvinder Sanghera was born and brought up in Derby , England, to a Sikh family that had emigrated from India. As a teenager, she refused a forced marriage and ran away from home. Refusal to marry a stranger was deemed shameful in the eyes of her family and she was told by her mother that she was now 'dead in our eyes'. Her sister Robina suffered an abusive marriage culminating in her suicide by setting herself on fire. In , Sanghera founded Karma Nirvana, a charity that supports people affected by abuse and forced marriages.

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