Causes of Violence against Women/Empowerment as a Mechanism for Social Transformation

“Breaking the cycle of violence against women will require basic changes at the level of culture, attitudes and beliefs—including a fundamental reconception of prevailing notions of order.

“These were among the ideas offered to this year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women by the Bahá’í International Community (BIC).”

To read the entire story, see http://news.bahai.org/story/947.

For “Empowerment as a Mechanism for Social Transformation,” the BIC’s contribution to the UN conference on violence against women (the first such conference since 2003), see http://www.bic.org/print/statements/empowerment-mechanism-social-transformation.

The paper should interest anyone focusing on the equality of women and men, social action, or empowerment and social transformation.