Public awareness on Gender-Based Violence

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In 1848 in Persia, at a time where women had to fully cover their hair and bodies, Tahirih – a well-known poet and intellectual and the first female believer in the Baha’i dispensation – unveiled herself in a large gathering of men.

This was a radical act that shook the people that were present and shocked the entire culture. Tahirih’s heroism represents the strong belief of Baha’is in the principle of the equality of women and men.

Tahirih was thereafter put to death. Her last words were: “You can kill me as soon as you like, but you cannot stop the emancipation of women.” Nearly 200 years later, recent protests across Iran have shed light on the current circumstances of women in the country and the state of gender equality worldwide. During the annual United Nations international campaign of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), beginning on November 25, 2022, nations around the world as well as non-governmental organisations and other agencies advocated to bring public awareness to Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

Editor's Comment
Women's bodies are not a man's playground!

In most of these cases, all this violence is done in the name of love! Love is a beautiful thing and no one who claims to love another can ever wish harm on the object of their affection let alone inflict pain upon them.A few weeks ago, the nation was shaken following the gruesome murder of two little innocent souls by their father, who after that painful act committed suicide. One of the biggest challenges that we face as a nation is that we...

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