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MWA is now running the Linking Hearts - Canterbury Bankstown Multicultural Family Homelessness Support Service. Our current service is operating as per usual. New positions for Linking Hearts will be advertised soon. Please email your CV and Expression of Interest to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Be sure to check this page and the MWA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MuslimWomenAssociation) for updates.


Cooking Classes at MWA

In partnership with Canterbury City Community Centre

When: 9.30am to 12.30pm

5 week course starting Friday 27th February 2015

Where: MWA Head Office 47 Wangee Rd Lakemba NW 2195

Cost: Only $10

For further information and to register please
Call: MWA Head Office on (02) 9750 6916

This program is supported by the NSW Government Multicultural NSW

Please see flyer below for further details


SAYIT: Saturday Afternoon Youth InTensive

Please Note: SAYIT will be resuming in Term 2 2015, with a revised and improved program that is being specifically developed in accordance with the needs and interests that have been expressed by the SAYIT girls. If you are interested in participating please email or call MWA Head Office. Details below.

Who: Girls in Primary and High School Grades 2 to 12

Where: MWA Felicity House

Asr Prayer :: Inspirational Discussion :: Games :: Arts and Crafts :: Dinner

Girls to bring prayer clothes for congregation prayer.


For further information and to register please
Call: MWA Head Office on (02) 9750 6916 or
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The SAYIT Program is held on the FIRST and THIRD Saturday of every month, and will be resuming in Term 2 2015.
Girls who have attended previously register by sending in their details (name, age and school year) by email.
New registrations please contact us on the details above to be sent a registration form and for further details.





Mothers Inspire Mothers
A mothers group aimed at inspiring and supporting mothers of all ages. A chance for mothers to meet up and learn from each other and share each others stories and experiences. MIM is held on the first Friday of the month during the school term.

Who: Mothers of all ages

Where: MWA Felicity House


For further information and to register please
Call: MWA Head Office on (02) 9750 6916 or
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MIM meets on the FIRST Friday of every month (during school term)



What: Learn to read Quran with qualified teachers in the Qaa'idah Nouraneyah method of learning to read Arabic.

Classes held at different times throughout the week.

Please contact us for an assessment to determine your level

Who: Women, all reading levels, beginners to advanced.

Where: MWA Lakemba Office, 47 Wangee Rd, Lakemba

For more information or to register contact MWA on (02) 9750 6916





Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:10

Activities for Term 1 2015

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MWA runs weekly classes to cater for the diverse interests of Muslim women.

Please find below our current activities for Term 1

If you are interested in any classes please contact MWA Head Office on
(02) 9750 6916 or visit us at 47 Wangee Rd Lakemba NSW 2195.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:33

MWSC Law and Justice Volunteer Award

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The Muslim Women Support Centre is honoured to be among the winners of the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW’s 2013 Justice Awards that were announced at a formal dinner on Monday 21 October at Parliament House, Sydney.

Over 300 guests and nominees from across NSW gathered to hear the inspirational stories of the individuals and organisations that have improved access to justice in NSW, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged people.

The Law and Justice Volunteer Award, sponsored by the NSW Bar Association, was presented to the Volunteers of the Muslim Women Support Centre, recognising their dedication to providing an inclusive and culturally-appropriate service for women and children escaping domestic violence. The Volunteers provide mentoring, advocacy and education to assist women to become independent and rebuild their lives.

To read the media release please click here.


MWA Team with Award Presenter Mr Arthur Moses SC, Senior Member, The New South Wales Bar Association

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 15:29

MWA Executive Officer Awarded Premiers Multicultural Community Medal

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The Muslim Women Association is humbly proud to announce that Ms Maha Krayem Abdo OAM was one of five individuals to be awarded the prestigious Inaugural Premiers Multicultural Community Medal on Wednesday April 10th 2013.

The Hon. Premier Barry O’ Farrell explained that “tonight is an opportunity to honour the champions of the NSW multicultural community”.

President of the Muslim Women Association, Joumana Harris shared, “On behalf of the staff and management of the Muslim Women Association, we would like to extend a very warm and heartfelt congratulations to a selfless and dedicated leader. A woman who has carried and spread the message of mercy and compassion with unshakable strength. Your recognition last night was a proud moment for all Muslim women as we reflect on many years of pioneering and mentoring. Three generations of Muslim women have gained from your three decades of campaigning for a more culturally and religiously inclusive society. An inspiration!”

To read the press release please click here.

Three generations of Muslim women attend Premier's Harmony Dinner:

(L to R) Joumana Harris, MWA President; Hon. Premier Barry O'Farrell; Maha Krayem Abdo OAM, MWA Executive Officer; Nemat Kharboutli, MWA Project Officer

The five medal recipients with the Hon. Premier Barry O'Farrell

Last Updated on Friday, 12 April 2013 14:23