The foundation of the association was emerged from a suggestion made by “Zamam Hassan Yousef Makki”, this suggestion came in a form of messages sent from Zamam to her close women and girlfriends in the Governorate of Muscat, she was asking them to establish an association like the club held in the American Mission School for the graduate girls which was established in 1969. It’s aim was to strengthen the bonds between the girls after graduation from school where there were practicing games only.
After his majesty sultan Qaboos Bin Said became the leader, Zamam Bint Hassan Bin Yousef Makki stepped forward with a suggestion of (establishing an association for women), this suggestion was received with a great appreciation across the country, in connection with this, a meeting was held at 04:30 PM on 23/9/1970 at the house of Mr. “Mohammed Naseeb Khan Al Raisi”, in this meeting a number 36 women and young girl have attended where the election took place to choose the first board of directors who was made up of:
Ameera Bint abdulaziz Bin Issa Al Kindi (President)
Laila Bint Hassan Makki (Vice president)
Ismat Al Jammali (Secretary)
Badriya Ahmed (Supervisor of Cultural Affairs)
Date of publicity: The association was registered on Friday 1/3/1972 According to the provisions law of the organizing clubs and associations in the Sultanate, this registration was confirmed in the framework of the decision of the Ministry of Social Affairs No. 35/1984 in adoption of the general system of women’s associations.
Registering the association in the ministry of social development in accordance with the law of community which was released via Royal decree No. 14/2000 which has a juridical personality.
What Do We Do
The Omani Women Association is: Socio-cultural voluntary organization seeking to promote Omani women in all social and cultural fields, its aim is to raise the level of women in the social, cultural and other fields of different areas besides spreading the social and cultural awareness.
Women will gain:
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the executive authority of the Association, it implements policies that sets and decisions issued to achieve the objectives of the association.
Board of directors of Omani Women Association, Muscat for the year 2016 to 2018
Eman Bint Rashid Bin Hamad Al Ghafriyah
Dr. Badriya Bint Nasir Bin Mohammed Al Wahaibiyah
Khalsa Bint Saif Bin Mansoor Al Saltiyah
Laila Bint Habeeb Al Hamdoon Al Lawatia
Sara Bint Abdullah Bin Ali Al Yafieyah
Eman Bint Abdullah Bin Juma Al Alawiya
Najat Bint Saad Al Busaidi
Khazinah Bint Musalam Bin Mansoor Al Rahbiya
Fawzia Bint Khamis Bin Masoud Al Harrasiya
Zaina Bint Musa Bin Abdullah Al Lawatia
And the women’s associations along the Omani arena is requested to intensify its role in educating female citizens and in literacy and child disability care programs, plus the development of local communities, traditional women’s crafts and other areas of social work which is in need of the efforts of these associations.
From the words of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said