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Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)



RAWA is the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan since 1977.
جمعیت انقلابی زنان افغانستان (راوا) قدیمی ترین سازمان سیاسی - اجتماعی زنان افغان است كه از سال ۱۳۵۶ بدینسو بخاطر آزادی، دموكراسی و احقاق حقوق زنان در افغانستان بنیادگرا زده می‌رزمد.


If you are freedom-loving and anti-fundamentalist, you are with RAWA. Support and help us.



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Meena (1956-1987)
RAWA's martyred founder

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RAWA commemorates the 35th anniversary of Meena
Feb.4,2022

Solidarity Messages on the 35th anniversary of Meena

محفل گرامی‌داشت از سی‌وپنجمین سالروز جان باختن مینا
RAWA marks 35th anniversary of Meena

RAWA Protest on Human Rights Day Under the Savage Rule of the Taliban (Photos)
December 10, 2021

RAWA Statement on the International Human Rights Day
در نبود آزادی و دموکراسی، حقوق بشر مفهومی ندارد!
RAWA Protest on Human Rights Day

RAWA's gathering on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
November 25, 2021

تجمع «راوا» به مناسب روز جهانی محو خشونت علیه زنان
RAWA's gathering on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women


RAWA statement on the 20th anniversary of occupation of Afghanistan by US/NATO
October 7, 2021

مبارزه زنان افغان برای آزادی و دموکراسی
هرگز شکست نخواهد خورد!
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RAWA Responds to the Taliban Takeover
August 20, 2021

RAWA Responds to the Taliban Takeover


یادبود از سی و سومین سالروز شهادت مینا در کابل

RAWA commemorates Meena's 33rd martyrdom anniversary in a function in Kabul
February 4, 2020

RAWA function in Kabul


RAWA member attends ‘Women in Black’ conference in India
December 1, 2015

RAWA member attends ‘Women in Black’ conference in India


هفت و هشت ثوری‌های جانی عوامل سیهروزی مردم ما!

The murderous criminals of 27th and 28th April are responsible for our people’s suffering!
April 27, 2015

The murderous criminals of 27th and 28th April are responsible for our people’s suffering!


RAWA member attends the First Middle East Democratic Youth Conference in Turkey
March 28, 2015

RAWA member attends the First Middle East Democratic Youth Conference in Turkey


با وحدت سرتاسری، اشغالگران امریکایی و ناتو را بروبیم!

سرتاسري یووالي سره امریکایي او ناټو نیواکګر دمنځه یوسو!

Let us drive away the US and NATO occupiers with our unity!
13th anniversary of US invasion - October 7, 2014

Let us drive away the US and NATO occupiers with our unity
... more RAWA Statements and Past Events






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Afghanistan goes from bad to worse June 20, 2022, Washington Examiner: Desperation among Afghans from all walks of life is again on the rise. Prices continue to spike, donor fatigue has hit nongovernmental organizations hard, and Taliban rulings affect economic participation. Leslie Merriman has been distributing food packages to Afghan special immigrant visa applicants since September. At her latest food drop, delivery personnel were swarmed by hordes of hungry Afghans.


“Woman Without a Head-to-Toe Cover Resembles an Animal,” Say Taliban’s Virtue Promoters in Kandahar June 17, 2022, 8am:The Taliban’s Administration for Promoting Virtue has installed advertising posters in most parts of Kandahar depicting women without a ‘head-to-toe cover’ as animals.The posters read: “A Muslim woman who does not wear the Islamic hijab pretends to be an animal.”In these posters, it is explained that short and tight clothes are also considered un-Islamic, adding that disobeying God’s order is a sin.


30 Female Students Arrested by Taliban From Takhar University June 17, 2022, 8am: Local sources in Takhar province told Hasht-e Subh that Taliban fighters have arrested 30 female students who were living in Takhar university’s hostels on charges of leaving the hostel without Taliban permission. Sources in Takhar University say the students took a Friday break to go to a park for fun.


Statistics of Afghan women mortalities in April and May 2022 June 17, 2022, Jinha Agency: KABUL - Every time we visit social media or interact with people in different provinces, we are sadly informed of the murder and suicide of women in different parts of Afghanistan. With the takeover of the Taliban, these killings have increased more than ever. The victims range from mothers with children to girls two or three years old. The main reason for each killing, according to Taliban officials, is unknown.


Female students at Balkh University: Taliban female agents violate our privacy June 16, 2022, Etilaat-e-Rooz: As Taliban continue to restrict female students at Balkh University, female Taliban-appointed agents inspect students’ handcuffs and break their cosmetics. Some female students, who did not want to be named in the news, told the daily Ettelaat-e-Rooz that female Taliban-appointed agents had broken their cosmetics after inspecting their handcuffs.





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Books on RAWA and Afghan women:

Meena: Heroine of Afghanistan, click here to order it

Meena - Heroine
of Afghanistan

The Martyr
who founded RAWA


by
Melody Ermachild Chavis

Italian version published

Bleeding Afghanistan, click here to order it

Bleeding Afghanistan:
Washington, Warlords,
and the Propaganda of Silence

By Sonali Kolhatkar
with
James Ingalls

Zoya's Story, click here to order it

Zoya's Story:
An Afghan Woman's
Battle for Freedom

by Zoya with
John Follain
and Rita Cristofari

With All Our Strength, click here to order it

With All Our
Strength:
The Revolutionary
Association of the
Women of
Afghanistan

By Anne Brodsky


more on these books...



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