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Jasvinder Sanghera CBE Speaks On Cultural-based Violence


Wed 28 Oct 2015, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: RMIT Kaleide Theatre, 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $50.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Join #SpeakUp at their inaugural event hosting Jasvinder Sanghera CBE as she breaks the silence on forced marriage and honour based violence.

Jasvinder has vigorously advocated against forced marriage and honour based violence in the UK and on the international stage. She is the Founder and Chief Executive of Karma Nirvana, a UK-based charity assisting those impacted by forced marriage and honour based violence.

As a survivor of forced marriage and renowned activist and speaker, Jasvinder has documented her life experience through her bestselling books Shame, Daughters of Shame and Shame Travels. She is an expert witness and qualified chairperson for homicide reviews and has agitated for legislative change in the UK which led to the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act of 2007. Jasvinder is also an assistant creator of the Honor Diaries film and spearhead for the introduction of ‘The Day of Memory for Britain’s Lost Women’, which will take place annually on July 14.

In honour of her efforts, Jasvinder has been recognized with multiple awards including:

- Honorary Doctorate, University of Derby
- CBE 2013 for Services to Victims of Forced Marriages & Honour Based Violence
- Global Punjabi Society Award 2012
- City Women's Network Charity of 2012 for Karma Nirvana
- Guardian Inspirational Woman of the Year 2011
- Pride of Britain Award 2009
- Ambassador for Peace Award 2008
- Woman of the Year Award 2007
- Asian Woman's Achievement Award 2007
- Ambassador for Plan UK’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign

Having recently toured in the USA, Jasvinder will share her experiences for the first time in Australia, raising awareness about forced marriage and challenging the concept of honour.

Proceeds from the raffle will go towards the work of the Zahra Foundation.