I was giving a talk at an Anthropological conference in Edinburgh in 2012, and the keynote speaker spoke fleetingly about the case of Banaz Mahmood, not about her horrific death but simply how they managed to identify her body. At …Read More
Together we can increase reporting, reduce isolation, save lives.
Jasvinder Sanghera CBE, CEO
Karma Nirvana is a UK registered charity that supports victims and survivors of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse.
The project was established by Jasvinder in 1993. A survivor of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse, Jasvinder wanted to create a support network for other women like her. She knew that victims of this abuse may face cultural or language barriers, and so wished to provide them with an accessible, informed and supportive service.
Since establishment, Karma Nirvana has expanded from a local, regional and then national organisation, to a project that now spans the world. Now, Karma Nirvana not only supports female victims, but men and couples who experience Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse.
Karma Nirvana seeks to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals, helping them to achieve a sense of peace and, ultimately, enlightenment.
Priya Helpline Manager
Karma Nirvana are delighted to announce that alongside other UK charities, we have been awarded a grant towards our helpline, extending the service to evenings and weekends. The helpline receives over 700 UK calls a month whilst missing over 200 …Read More
The Minister for Preventing Abuse, Exploitation and Crime, Karen Bradley, recently visited us to hear from our survivors how they overcame their experiences.
Karen was shown around our call centre and met several members of the team. We chatted to her about …Read More