Source: BWNS, June 23, 2023,

LONDON — On Wednesday evening, Central Hall Westminster in London resonated with artistic performances and moving presentations honoring the 10 Bahá’í women executed in Iran 40 years ago.

This global commemorative event was part of the “Our Story Is One” endeavor—a year-long campaign that honors the memory of the 10 Bahá’í women and sheds light on the ongoing struggle for gender equality in Iran. Similar gatherings have been held over the past days in different countries, including at five Bahá’í Houses of Worship throughout the world.

The event was co-hosted by the Bahá’í International Community (BIC) and the Bahá’í Office of Public Affairs of the United Kingdom, bringing together 150 attendees, including government officials, United Nations officials, representatives of international civil society organizations, leading human rights advocates, and journalists from several countries. They recalled that tragic event as a stark reminder of the sacrifices made by women everywhere for the principle of equality. The event was livestreamed and extensively covered by media.

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