Samira Larbie, GNA
Accra, Nov. 08, GNA
– Hajia Asmau Ayub, a Psychologist and the Women Leader of the Ghana Academy of
Muslim Professionals (GAMP), has called on Muslim women to come together and
support each other for national development.
She said it was
important women appreciated their individual differences in their bid to
support each other to change the negative narrative that ‘women are their own
Hajia Asmau made the
call at the fourth edition of GAMP’s annual ‘Sisters Forum’ in Accra on the
theme; “Balance for Better”.
The forum was to
brainstorm on pertinent issues that affect the Muslim community (Ummah).
speaking on the topic “Women Supporting Women, the Power to Grow”, said women
were endowed with different capabilities and therefore it was important that
the few successful ones pulled the rest along by giving them the support they
required to develop.
“Come forth as women
and ask how you can be of help to the other. It is important to create this
support system,” she stated.
She called on the
women to fight the stereotyping as Muslims, adding, “you cannot declare
yourself as successful if your success is not connected to other women’s
She urged Muslim
women to become mentors, supporting financially, through recommendations among
others to close the gap and make each other better for the growth of their
El-Alawa Abdul-Baasit, a Lawyer, also speaking on the topic “Personal
Development Before and After Marriage” urged women to ensure development at
every stage of their lives no matter the challenges.
She said for women
to be able to develop there was the need for one to have a vision, plan,
improve on the planning process, record development to reflect at a later date,
review the plans and learn from the previous.
Hajia Halimah said
“One cannot find true fulfillment from outside yourself, everything depends on
you” and therefore spouses, children, doubts, fear, lack of focus should not be
an obstacle to women after marriage.
She advised that women
must know that their actions and inactions could have an impact on their
marriage but this should not stop their personal growth.
Anderson, the President of the GAMP, encouraged women to engage in initiatives
that would enhance development in the country.
He also advised the
Muslim Ummah to come out in their numbers to engage in the upcoming district
elections and elect into office the right candidates who would bring
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