Bangladesh Mohila Samity is a voluntary development organization, which has been working for the welfare of women since the very birth of Bangladesh. After the liberation war and the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent nation in 1971, the erstwhile East Pakistan branch of ALL Pakistan Women Association (APWA) was re-named as Bangladesh Mohila Samity by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh through gazette notification no. SIV/C-2/72/66, dated February 28, 1972. Subsequently, on June 12, 1972, a 27-member executive committee was formed through another gazette notification, with acclaimed educationist and torchbearer of female empowerment, Dr. Neelima Ibrahim, as President. Under her guidance and the impeccable organizing capacity of Founder General Secretary, leading social activist, Mrs. Ivy Rahman, BMS started its journey with the motto, “A Better Tomorrow”.