Jasvinder Sanghera was born and brought up in Derby. A survivor of a forced marriage, she is the founder of Karma Nirvana, a charity that supports both men and women affected by honour based abuse and forced marriages.
Razan is a Syrian journalist living in Ireland. She moved to Ireland at the beginning of the Syrian War in 2011. After completing her Masters degree she could not return to Syria due to the conflict and sought asylum here in Ireland.
Sorcha Pollak is a journalist with The Irish Times. Her specific area of focus is on migration and the refugee crisis. She writes a weekly series called ‘New to the Parish’ about people who have moved to Ireland in the past decade. She has lived and worked around the world in places including the Amazon jungle, New Delhi, Paris, Seville and London.
Ann-Marie McCarthy of Plan International Ireland will give an overview of our work with girls who are caught in, and fleeing from, conflict situations. Some members of the audience will be called upon for their contribution to the discussion.