Aina Khan Recognised for OBE in the Media: by The Guardian, The National, Eastern Eye and The Law Society Gazette
UK New Year Honours list gives award to Aina Khan, International Family Lawyer who has devoted her life to protecting Muslim women from unregistered marriages.
Aina Khan, the founder of Register Our Marriage (ROM), was recognised with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) award for helping protect women and children from unregistered marriages. The campaign is aimed at Muslim couples who do not register their Islamic Nikah ceremony, although it is directed at all faiths.
Ms Khan said she hoped that her position on the list would show that “a child of immigrants can be a British citizen, can have a professional career and be given an award that has been handed out for a century”.
“I am from a Muslim Pakistani background and this award is good news for Muslims, Pakistanis and for women breaking through the glass ceiling,” she added.
For original articles from The Guardian, The National, Eastern Eye and The Law Society Gazette, click here.