“The world of humanity has two wings—one is women and the other men,” wrote Abdu'l-Bahá, “Not until both wings are equally developed can the bird fly. Should one wing remain weak, flight is impossible.”
Bahá’ís believe that humanity cannot reach its full potential when women are oppressed, Baha’is encourage male involvement in bringing about Gender Equality in all aspects of community life.
Until the reality of equality between man and woman is fully established and attained, the highest social development of mankind is not possible. Even granted that woman is inferior to man in some degree of capacity or accomplishment, this or any other distinction would continue to be productive of discord and trouble. The only remedy is education, opportunity; for equality means equal qualification.
The Promulgation of Universal Peace