There must be an equality of rights between men and women. Women shall receive an equal privilege of education. This will enable them to qualify and progress in all degrees of occupation and accomplishment. For the world of humanity possesses two wings, man and woman. If one wing remains incapable and defective, it will restrict the power of the other, and full flight will be impossible. Therefore the completeness and perfection of the human world is dependent upon the equal development of these two factors.
The Bahá’í Writings promise that “the entrance of women into all human departments is an irrefutable and incontrovertible question. No soul can retard or prevent it”; that in “no movement” will women “be left behind; that they “will attain in all such a degree as will be considered the very highest station of the world of humanity and will take part in all affairs”; that “when women participate fully and equally in the affairs of the world…war will cease.” This contribution of women to the establishment of world unity and peace will inevitably be recognized and developed.
The world of humanity is possessed of two wings: the male and the female. So long as these two wings are not equivalent in strength, the bird will not fly.