25 April 2021

For the second year during Covid-19 pandemic, EFOMW organises its General Assembly online.

Meeting started with reviewing the past year and its impact on communities and Muslim women across Europe, and continued with important strategic discussions about internal and network development, advocacy work at EU level, actions for 2021, preparations for the elective General Assembly 2022 and more.

We are happy to announce that EFOMW has been enriched with a new full member. This year it is our associate member Muslim Sisters of Eire who upgraded their status to full member of the Forum. We look forward to fruitful cooperation in many years to come.

We used the opportunity to reminded members about EFOMW 15th anniversary activities that are planned for whole 2021, such as the EFOMW Award competition for members, and the series of exciting online events and webinars that will be open for members and the wider public in remaining months of 2021.

The award competition is a symbolic way to celebrate our members and show our appreciation for their contributions to the society and to EFOMW. But it is also an opportunity for EFOMW members to share their experiences that could serve as an inspiration to other women’s organisations and individuals. All contributions will be shared on EFOMW social media and the Newsletter.

Through webinar series we want to offer a platform and involve both EFOMW’s members as well as the wider public in discussions on relevant and timely issues relating to (Muslim) women’s everyday lives in Europe.

We have achieved a great deal over the past 15 years and we would like to congratulate and thank all women who have inspired and motivated us along the way.

We remain the largest network of European Muslim women organisations working on issues of inclusion, empowerment, anti-discrimination and gender equality. We will continue to work towards an inclusive Europe in which Muslim women can fully contribute and exercise their civic responsibilities and have full access to their rights and freedoms.