16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence – Day 8

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a global initiative running from 25 November through 10 December, annually.


Zoroastrianism is a peace-loving and peace-supporting religion. Prophet Zarathushtra greatly opposed raids, oppression and all kinds of violent, hostile and wrongful behaviour. The Avestan Zoroastrian Creed explicitly says that supporting the “nidhasnaithishem” (non-violence) is an essential part of the religion.

Six ideals of Zoroastrism are:
* a good mind: a positive attitude and gaining wisdom
* principled living: honesty, honest work, helpfulness, moderation and balance
* independence: self-reliance and leadership
* serenity and happiness
* wholeness: healthy and holistic living
* an undying spirit.

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