The Bahá'í View on
Women & Family


What is the Bahá'í view about Women?
A compilation of the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice. January 1986.

Selections from the Bahá'í Writings on Women
Selections from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh and 'AbdulBahá

ENDING VIOLENCE IN THE FAMILY(February 2001)
A statement of the Bahá'í Community of the United Kingdom, February 2001...

Violence Against Women
The Bahá'í International Community welcomes the appointment last year of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women. By urging the inclusion of this pivotal issue within the UN human rights framework, women's organizations have made a critical contribution to the promotion of human rights generally.
Statement to the 51st session of the UN Commission on Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, 30 January - 10 March 1995

VP Announces Grant to Stop Violence Against Women
VICE PRESIDENT GORE ANNOUNCES $223 MILLION IN GRANTS TO HELP DETECT AND STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN - 26 February 1999

A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN’S MOVEMENTS IN IRAN 1850 – 2000
Any analysis of the women’s movement in Iran is a very complicated task and requires time and space...

Women and Violence A report from the United Nations
Violence affects the lives of millions of women worldwide, in all socio-economic and educational classes. It cuts across cultural and religious barriers...

Creating Violence-Free Families A summary report of a Symposium on strategies for Creating Violence-Free Families"
Family violence is a global and pernicious problem. To meet the challenge of this critical issue, grassroots practitioners, academics, mental health professionals and representatives from more than 30 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and two UN agencies held a two-day Symposium in May 1994...

US President Proclamation of WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY, 2000
In March of 1776, 4 months before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Abigail Adams sent a letter to her husband John in Philadelphia...
US President Proclamation on Womens History Month (1999)
A little more than a century ago, an editorial in the Pittsburgh Dispatch opposing women's suffrage and criticizing women in the work force so infuriated...


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