Monthly Archives: November 2013

Women and Peace

Bahá’í Scripture emphatically states that women will be the greatest factor in establishing universal peace and international arbitration. “So it will come to pass that when women participate fully and equally in the affairs of the world, when they enter … Continue reading

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The role of men in promoting equality

There is no doubt that many men are moving towards an acceptance and a celebration of the equality of the genders, and wouldn’t have it any other way. Within the Bahá’í community this spiritual law of equality of the genders … Continue reading

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Does ‘equality’ mean that men and women are the same?

The Bahá’í Writings state that to proclaim equality is not to deny the differences in function between women and men.  Clearly differences exist and by talking about equality it is very definitely not meant for men and women to try … Continue reading

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The Analogy of ‘The Two Wings of a Bird’

As discussed in the previous article, Bahá’ís know that gender prejudice exists as a fault line beneath the foundation of our national life, and the damaging effects this has – including that of violence against women.  Changes are happening, but these … Continue reading

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What is the Bahá’í premise about the spiritual law of equality between the genders?

Bahá’ís believe that the emancipation of women and the achievement of full equality between the sexes are essential to human progress and the transformation of society. Inequality retards not only the advancement of women but the progress of civilization itself. The … Continue reading

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The Equality of Women and Men – An Introduction

Today, we are starting 16 Days of Activism against the violent abuse of women.  The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence came out of the Global Campaign for Women’s Human Rights.  In June 1991, the Centre for Women’s Global … Continue reading

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