*** THE GREATNESS WHICH MIGHT BE THEIRS ----------------------------------------- Reflections on the Agenda and Platform for Action for the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women: Equality, Development and Peace Beijing, China August-September 1995 * * * * * "As long as women are prevented from attaining their highest possibility, so long will men be unable to achieve the greatness which might be theirs." `Abdu'l-Baha * * * * * ** TABLE OF CONTENTS ---------------------- - Introduction: Religion as an Agent for Promoting the Advancement of Women at all Levels - Education: Educating Girls: An Investment in the Future - Health: Primary Health Care and the Empowerment of Women - Violence: Ending Violence Against Women - Economic Structures: Women in the Informal Sector in Malaysia - Power Sharing Baha'i Law and Principle: Creating Legal and Institutional Structures for Gender Equality - Mechanisms for Advancement: UNIFEM/Baha'i Project Raises Community Awareness - Human Rights: Protection of Women's Rights - Media: Women and the Broadcast Media: Legal Strategies for Enhancing the Portrayal of Women - Girl Child: The Girl Child: A Critical Concern - Appendix: The Status of Women in the Baha'i Community [This essay was published in The Greatness Which Might Be Theirs, a compilation of reflections on the Agenda and Platform for Action for the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women: Equality, Development and Peace, published for distribution at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and the parallel NGO Forum in Huairou, China, August/September 1995.] * * * * *