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Our Values

Tahirih Justice Center is a non-profit organization inspired by the spiritual principles of the Bahá’í Faith and the belief that the achievement of full equality between women and men is necessary for society to progress. We work to obtain legal and social justice for women and girls as a critical step in making this equality a reality.

Tahirih Justice Center is named after Tahirih, a Bahá’í heroine who lived in the mid-1800s. Our logo, an illustration of a bird in flight, symbolizes a foundational Tahirih principle, which is derived from Bahá’í writings:

“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.”

Tahirih is not directly governed by or funded by the Bahá’í Faith. Most of our board members, staff, and funders are not Bahá’ís, and Tahirih partners with all and provides services to all regardless of religious affiliation.

As a Bahá’í-inspired organization, we:

  • Believe men are essential in the achievement of equality and progression of society
  • Approach our work with a spirit of service, excellence, professionalism, compassion, and respect for others
  • Celebrate unity in diversity
  • Embrace the notion of humankind as a unified and organic whole
  • Practice consultation in our decision-making and processes
  • Are strictly non-partisan
  • Do not take a political position on the legalization of abortion

Please take a moment to learn more about our mission and our impact.