Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand

The Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand represents Muslim women and is affiliated to the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand. Membership is free to all Muslim women.

There are local branches in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, and Christchurch. The organisation has been in existence since 1990. The Council also network with overseas Muslim women’s groups.

The Council’s main activities includes: camps for Muslim girls and an annual convention for Muslim women. Submissions have been made to central and local government on issues of concern.

If you wish to join The Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand email group send an email to

Projects 2011
Islamic Women’s Council annual conference

Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand will be holding it’s Annual Convention in Hamilton from 21-23 January 2011. The conference is for Muslim women, but there will be a public session on Saturday 22 January 2011, including lunch. Further details will be provided soon.

The Conference is open to all Muslim sisters throughout New Zealand and its aims are to:

  • Provide a forum for the Islamic Women’s Council
  • Facilitate the discussion of issues relating to Muslim women in NZ
  • Promote the physical, spiritual and intellectual values of Islam
  • Create an enjoyable opportunity for Muslim women to meet and know one another.

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