Jasvinder Sanghera, CBE is an outspoken campaigner and advocate for the rights of those experiencing forced marriages and honour based abuse. Jasvinder was born in Derby and her parents originate from India, the Punjab. She is the founder of Karma Nirvana established in her front room 1993. Karma Nirvana is now a national and international charity that has been instrumental in developing several refuge centres across the United Kingdom and serve as safe-housing for South Asian men and women fleeing forced marriages. When faced with the prospect of a forced marriage herself, she ran away from home, and she tells her story in her true story in Shame, published by Hodder and Stoughton and those of other British victims in her second book, Daughters of Shame. Jasvinder has been listed as one of the Guardian’s 100 most Inspirational Women in the world. She has also won Pride of Britain and Inspirational Woman of the Year Award.