FIFA member Prince Ali of Jordan is heading the campaign and will present the International FA Board with a specially-designed headscarf or hijab that is designed to fall off immediately if pulled.
Until now, the IFAB have outlawed the headscarf on safety grounds in case it caused neck or head injuries, but it is expected the specially-designed hijab will be approved by the meeting in Surrey on Saturday.
Prince Ali said in London: "Women's football has come a long way, as we experienced in the last women's World Cup, and the present situation is saying to women worldwide that you're not allowed to participate for a reason that makes no sense. That's prejudice. Its not fair. It has to be dealt with.
"Long sleeves and leggings are already allowed. This is not an issue of religious symbolism - it is simple a case of cultural modesty and I'm tackling this now because it is big issue for many, many women all across the world
"I'd be very disappointed for the game if IFAB said 'no'. It's an issue which will not go away and I'm optimistic this will happen.
"If not there will be lot of soul-searching about what the priorities are in this sport. Everyone from the United Nations to the regional federations are supportive so I don't see what the problem is."