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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Karma Nirvana launched their Forced Marriage roadshows recently, Jasvinder Sanghera founder of the charity is pursuing the campaign to raise awareness on Forced Marriages & Honour Based Abuse. Yes, summer holidays next month, exciting for some young women & men, but do take care & caution if you are attending holidays abroad, if you encounter or fear you may become a victim of forced marriage, contact the helplines, or the Government's Forced Marriage Unit.

These national helplines and Karma Nivarna's "honour network" have in the past saved the lives of many young women & some men. Let's not mistake arranged marriages to forced marriages, some are happy with parental and family arrangements. However if you are unsure of the definitions, they are clearly defined on her website, Jasvinder, author of Shame, read extracts in her biography and lobbying for a multi agency approach in addressing forced marriages & seeking partnership support to ensure women affected by honour based abuse & forced marriages have the information for prevention.

The guidance to practitioners is now available to help young women in need. Do take a look at the website for further details http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/

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