The federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) is a non-profit making and non government organisation. It is a civil society umbrella body for Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria. It was established and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commision in 1985. FOMWAN is a National Association with chapters in 36 States and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. There are over 600 Local Government Branches throughout the Federation, five hundred and fifty affiliate groups and over eighty thousand registered members. The organisation has its national headquarters located at no 12 Ekukinam Street, Utako, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
1983 AND 1984: The idea to form an all embracing national Muslim women organisation was mooted by some commited Muslim women.
1985: FOMWAN was formally inaugurated in Minna, Niger State at the Islamic Education Trust with delegates from Ilorin, Lagos, Minna, Kaduna,Kano,Jos and Zaria.
1985: Registration with the Corporate Affairs Commision was concluded.
"FOMWAN envisions a world where women are totally empowered to be role models in making positive impact to the society."
To propagate the religion of Islam in Nigeria through Da’awah (propagation), establishment of educational institutions and other outreach activities.
To improve socio economic status of the populace, especially women, youths and children through training, provision of qualitative education, health and humanitarian services, micro enterprise scheme and advocacy.