June 18, 2023 will mark 40 years since 10 Baha’i women were hanged in Shiraz. Their only ‘crime’ was their refusal to renounce their beliefs in a faith that promotes the principles of gender equality, unity, justice, and truthfulness. This collection highlights Baha’i Blog content relating to the ongoing persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
Glimpses into the Spirit of Gender Equality is a feature-length film on gender equality produced by the Baha’i International Community (BIC). The BIC film marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action that resulted from the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995 and it reflects on advances made toward the goals for gender equality articulated in the declaration. It touches on the lives of individuals from diverse communities around the world, including Colombia, India, Malaysia, the United States, and Zambia and their experiences in applying the principle of gender equality to their lives, contributing to the goals articulated in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Find out more about the film by visiting its website: www.bic.org/glimpses The website shares the film, along with additional clips of interviews as a resource to stimulate thoughtful discussion on the themes highlighted in Glimpses into the Spirit of Gender Equality.
You can also find out more about the BIC here: www.bic.org
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.