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Bahá’u’lláh made the equality of men and women one of the fundamental principles of His Faith.

The world of humanity has two wings – one is women and the other men. Not until both wings are equally developed can the bird fly. Should one wing remain weak, flight is impossible. Not until the world of women becomes equal to the world of men in the acquisition of virtues and perfections, can success and prosperity be attained as they ought to be.

- Abdul’ Bahá

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Traditionally the status of women has been low and the involvement of women largely limited to child rearing, farming and domestic duties. However in the Bahá’i community with the Bahá’i institute process penetrating all levels of the community, the capacity of women has advanced and they have confidently moved into the arena of service which has seen them making meaningful contributions towards the enhancement of the education process in their communities as Animators of Junior Youth groups and as Teachers of Childrens’ Classes. The Bahá’i institutions at the cluster, regional and national levels have also benefitted from the increasing membership of women.