As we celebrate National Women’s Month in August, we reflect on strides made towards empowering women in our communities and look at how to overcome challenges they face. The progress in empowering women to be on equal status with men is veritably important for the future well- being of our societies.
There are numerous positive developments, in our country and other corridor of the world, towards the education and commission of women.
Despite these, women still don’t have the full and equal enjoyment of all rights and freedoms in their families or in society, and the conventional beliefs that women are inferior to men make them easy targets for wrathfulness, frustration and violence.
The education and training of women and girls remains vital to the well- being and advancement of communities and nations. Without the rates, bents and chops of both women and men, full social and profitable development of the earth is insolvable.
In the Bahá’í view, the capacity of women is equal to that of men. Women can achieve analogous results if educated and given the same openings.
The Bahá’í Jottings state “… men and women are equal in the sight of God… there’s no distinction to be made between them. The only difference between them now is due to lack of education andtraining.However, distinction and estimate of inferiority will vanish ”, If woman is given equal occasion of education.
It’s the Bahá’í view that education be handed to every child. The great need and precedence moment involves bridging the gap between educating boys and girls. One must also flash back that it’s through educated maters
that the benefits of knowledge can be most effectively and fleetly diffused throughout society.
thus, while the overall thing of any society must be to educate all its members, presently the topmost need is to educate women and girls. Because, although in a family both parents partake in the overall responsibility of educating their children, the mama is given recognition as the first preceptor of humanity, and she must be precisely prepared for this task.
While men and women are physically distinct, their spiritual individualities are equal.
Bahá’u’lláh, the author of the Bahá’í Faith, states “ Women and men have been and will always be equal in the sight of God. ”
The mortal soul has no gender, and social inequalities, which may have been mandated by the survival conditions of the history, can not be justified at a time when humanity stands at the threshold of maturity.
In one of its statements, the Bahá’í International Community says “ The advancement of civilisation now requires the full participation of everyone, including women. Women must, thus, be educated. Not only for the service they render to humanity as the first preceptors of children, but eventually, for the special benefactions women must make to the creation of a just world order, an order characterised by similar compassion, vigour and compass has noway been seen in history. ”