January 17, 2015

Táhirih “advocated the emancipation of women in 1848”

Táhirih, that peerless heroine of Iranian history, courageously advocated the emancipation of women in 1848, at a time when efforts to improve the status of women were only beginning to gather momentum in a few parts of the world. 
(The Universal House of Justice, from a message dated 20 June 2008 addressed to the Baha’is in Iran)