RAWA marked International
Women's Day at Peshawar
Revolutionary Association of the
Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) celebrated the 8th of March International Women's
Day to divert the attention of the international community towards the
ongoing war and atrocities against people especially women in Afghanistan.
The function was arranged at Peshawar
on Sunday afternoon which was attended by more than 700 women and men.
five hour long function was addressed by Abid Hassan Minto, President of
Pakistan Awami Party and Supreme Court Bar Association, Afzal Khamosh,
a leader of Communist Mazdoor Kisan Party of Pakistan, Shamim Shahid, bureau
chief of Daily The Nation, Rahim Tahir of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation
Front, Shiraz Paracha, Jamila Habib and Atifa Zafar of RAWA and other speakers.
Messages of Saeeda Abida Hussian Fedral Minister of Population Welfare
and Science and Technology (chief guest) and Tahira Mazhar Ali who couldn't
attend the function also were read out. Children from the schools of RAWA
presented some anthems and songs condemning the brutalities of the fundamentalists
against Afghan women. Also at the end of the function a
play was presented showed the situation of the people particularly
women under the domination of Taliban which attracted the attention of