The woman who has done more than anyone to expose the plight of women in forced marriages tells their harrowing and moving stories. '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. By turns frightening, enthralling and uplifting, DAUGHTERS OF SHAME reveals Jasvinder as a woman heedless of her own personal safety as she fights to help these women, in a world where the suffering and abuse of many is challenged by the courage of the few.
A sensitive topic that has been discussed beautifully. Every person has issues or problems but how they solve and overcome these issues is the actual part. Some decisions in life could be a regret or turning point in life.
What a brilliant and inspiring woman! Such sad shocking tales. Brilliant read!!
This book had me hooked from the beginning, it's so sad how many people are forced into marriage by their own family. I too was forced but managed to divorce my husband after 10 long years of marriage. I have the utmost respect for these people trying to forge a different future for themselves, may you all succeed in leading long happy lives.