A Bit About Us

MWA has been supporting and advocating on behalf of all women and Muslim women in particular for over 30 years. At the heart of the MWA is a commitment to fairness, equality and justice in all our interactions and activities that support Muslim women.

The Association attaches significant value and importance to the role of women within the family and in society at large. This is a fundamental Islamic belief that is inherent in all Islamic beliefs and practices. Our philosophy focuses on providing Muslim women with the full opportunities to enable them to develop as full individuals with rights and responsibilities as a member of society.

We believe that every woman has the right to access diverse services to enable them to contribute effectively within the family and the community. It is everybody’s responsibility to ensure that women and other members of our community are provided with the means and ways of achieving these rights so that they can make the maximum contribution.

In order to fulfil our role of supporting, nurturing and responding to gaps in services delivery, we will continue to promote basic human rights and social justice through close partnerships as a way of remedy for addressing inequities and injustice.

The MWA is now recognised as the leading voice for Muslim women and is sought for advice and consultation at all levels of government on women’s issues generally and specifically those matters impacting on Muslim women.

Our Philosophy

The Association’s philosophy is guided by the following values and principles that ensure our aims and objectives are achieved.

All members of the management, staff and volunteers are committed to these values. They include:

  • Responsiveness
  • Timeliness
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Co-operation
  • Quality
  • Access and Equity
  • Safety
  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Personal Leadership

Meet The Team

We are led by a dynamic Management Committee, professional and inspiring.

Shaza Rifi
PRESIDENT

Maryam Zahid
VICE PRESIDENT

Amna Elghoul
TREASURER

Nemat Kharboutli
SECRETARY

Lina Daher
ASSISTANT SECRETARY

Dena Abdel-Fatah
ASSISTANT TREASURER

Rouba Zakzouk
COMMITTEE MEMBER