Men and women in Bahá’í community celebrate International Women’s Day

West Berkshire’s Bahá’i community members are marking International Women’s Day by sharing their thoughts on women’s roles as full equals in society.

They voiced their opinions as United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon released his statement about the day’s theme of ‘Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities, Progress for All’.

He said: “Gender equality and women’s empowerment are fundamental to the global mission of the United Nations to achieve equal rights and dignity for all . . .But equality for women and girls is also an economic and social imperative.

“Until women and girls are liberated from poverty and injustice, all our goals – peace, security, sustainable development – stand in jeopardy.”

The views of West Berkshire’s Bahá’i community members are posted below.