Naw Ruz marks the end of the Fast and the beginning of a new year in the Baha’i calendar. Naw-Ruz is a celebration of a “spiritual springtime” that symbolizes both individual renewal and mankind’s revitalization.
This five-page statement was prepared as a contribution to the 61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. It includes these powerful words: “Women and men are equal, and always have been.” This document examines prosperity, as it relates to “the economic empowerment of women in the changing world of work” and the BIC states that “while the path towards prosperity has many obstacles, it is also paved with hope.” With the recent release of this statement and the celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, we wanted to help spread the word about this statement as it offers the leaders of the world a Baha’i perspective on a critical subject.
The Baha’i International Community represents the worldwide Baha’i community, in all its diversity, at the United Nations. The BIC has UN offices in New York City and Geneva, as well as regional offices in Addis Ababa, Brussels, and Jakarta.
If you’re interested in learning more about the role of women and men, we’d also recommend watching the two-part video produced by the US Baha’i Office of Public Affairs called Advancing Toward the Equality of Women and Men (here’s the link to Part 1, and the link to Part 2).
*This statement was read and recorded by Samira Eblaghi for Baha’i Blog. *Total length: 11 minutes
Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.
A timely statement from the BIC.
Criselda R. Figuerres (March 3, 2017 at 1:59 PM)
Good talk for the media.
ehsan vossough (April 4, 2017 at 12:18 AM)