Daughters of Shame Summary
'I listen to those stories -- told by women who have been drugged, beaten, imprisoned, raped and terrorised within the walls of the homes they grew up in. I listen and I am humbled by their resilience.' Jasvinder Sanghera knows what it means to flee from your family under threat of forced marriage -- and to face the terrible consequences that follow. As a young girl that was just what she had to do. Jasvinder is now at the frontline of the battle to save women from the honour-based violence and threat of forced marriage that destroyed her own youth. Daughters of Shame reveals the stories of young women such as Shazia, kidnapped and taken to Pakistan to marry a man she had never met; and Banaz, murdered by her own family after escaping an abusive marriage. Daughters of Shame reveals Jasvinder as a woman heedless of her own personal safety as she fights to help these women, regularly facing death threats and having to weigh up the risk to her own children. By turns frightening, enthralling and uplifting, Jasvinder's unique story gives us a challenging insight into a world where the suffering and abuse of many is challenged by the courage of the few.
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Daughters of Shame
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