The Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) was established in October 1985 and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission the same year. With a consultative status with the United Nations, FOMWAN is a non-profit and non-governmental civil society umbrella body for Muslim women associations in Nigeria. Today FOMWAN is in 34 states of the federation and has over 500 affiliate groups. FOMWAN National headquarters, Utako Abuja is under construction. The multi million-naira project includes an administrative building, a hostel block, conference hall and a mosque. FOMWAN is a network of Muslim Women organisations nationally. It is emerging and growing as a national faith based non governmental organisation with emphasis on promoting and protecting the interest, welfare and aspirations of its members in line with Islamic injunctions. The impetus for the establishment and existence of FOMWAN is the provision of social service especially to its members and the desire to contribute to national development. In particular, FOMWAN seeks to contribute to theoverall health, literacy and economic empowerment of its members and promotion of positive social behaviour of Muslim girls for responsible living and adulthood in Nigeria Recently, FOMWAN reviewed and adopted a new strategic plan redefining its vision, mission, value statements, goal and strategic objectives
Our mission is to propagate the religion of Islam in Nigeria through da’awah, establishment of educational institutions and other outreach activities. And to improve the socio-economic status of the populace especially women, youth and children through training, provision of qualitative education, health and humanitarian services, micro enterprise scheme and advocacy.
The vision of FOMWAN is a world where women are totally empowered to be role models in making positive impacts in religious and secular matters.