Abda Khan was born in inner city Bradford, England, in 1969. She was the seventh of eight children to Pakistani immigrant parents who moved to the UK in the 1960's.
Abda was the first child in her family to sit ‘A’ level examinations, and go on to higher education. Abda studied law in Manchester, and in 1992 she started work as an Articled Clerk (nowadays referred to as a Trainee Solicitor) in the town of Keighley, North Yorkshire. In 1994, she qualified as a Solicitor and began work in a busy Criminal Law firm in Bradford. In 1995 and moved to Birmingham. She set up her own law practice in Smethwick, in 1997. She now lives with her family in Solihull.
Abda also writes short stories, poems, guest writes for various publications, and runs creative writing workshops.
Abda also undertakes voluntary work; as a Mentor, as a Trustee with Birmingham & Solihull Women's Aid , and she is also a Women of the Future Ambassador.
Abda is passionate about women's rights, and many social issues, especially 'honour' based violence, forced marriage, modern day slavery and human trafficking.
Abda strives to bring awareness to the issues she writes and cares about, and works to empower others, as a speaker engaging with schools, youth groups, charities, women’s organisations, community groups, prisons and community radio and television.
Abda has received recognition for her work; a True Honour Award from IKWRO in 2017, and she was Highly Commended as a Finalist in the Nat West Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2017 in the Arts & Culture category.
Abda was named the 'Your Saheli Inspirational Woman of the Year ' 2018.
Most recently Abda was awarded the Noor Inayat Khan Woman of the Year Award at the British Muslim Awards 2019
ABDA KHAN Writer ~ Speaker ~ Lawyer
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