FOMWAN AT A GLANCE


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.

THE BEGINNING


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1983 AND 1984: The idea to form an all embracing national Muslim women organisation was mooted by some commited Muslim women.

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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.

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1985: Registration with the Corporate Affairs Commision was concluded.

VISION


"FOMWAN envisions a world where women are totally empowered to be role models in making positive impact to the society."

MISSION


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.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES


  1. To create awareness among Muslim Women of the true teachings of Islam in the Quran and Sunnah and to encourage women to live in accordance with those teachings.
  2. To improve the moral, educational and economic development of women through capacity building, seminars and empowerment programs.
  3. To promote and propagate the cause of Islam in Nigeria and beyond.
  4. To make positive impact on national matters both religious and secular with a view to safeguarding the interest of Islam.
  1. To unite and coordinate Muslim women’s organizations in NIgeria so as to enable them to speak with one voice, by acting and making decisions together.
  2. To serve as liaison body between Muslim women and the Governments (Federal, State and local) of Nigeria.
  3. To improve the physical and emotional well being of women through health programs, establishment of hospitals, clinics and counselling centers.

CORE VALUES


  1. To create awareness among Muslim Women of the true teachings of Islam in the Quran and Sunnah and to encourage women to live in accordance with those teachings.
  2. To improve the moral, educational and economic development of women through capacity building, seminars and empowerment programs.
  3. To promote and propagate the cause of Islam in Nigeria and beyond.
  4. To make positive impact on national matters both religious and secular with a view to safeguarding the interest of Islam.