May 13, 2012

1920: The first woman speaker at India’s first Baha’i National Convention

Elizabeth Stewart was the only woman speaker at the first Baha'i Convention in India, in 1920. She was also the only Person at that time who spoke on the equality of men and women. Prior to going to India Elizabeth worked as nurse in Tihran, Persian, for many years, along with Dr. Susan Moody. 
(Adapted from Star of the West, vol. 17, no. 8, November 1926) 
(For a brief account of her life please visit We are Baha’is)