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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)
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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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Almost 10 Million Children Going Hungry in Afghanistan as Food Aid Alone Fails to the Meet Tidal Wave Of Need May 12, 2022, Save the Children: KABUL, 9 May 2022 – 9.6 million children in Afghanistan are going hungry every day due to a dire combination of economic collapse, the impacts of the war in Ukraine and the ongoing drought, new figures released today show. Immediate food assistance is needed to save lives in the short-term, but aid alone is not enough to tackle the country’s worst hunger crisis on record, Save the Children said.


Afghan women protest Taliban decree to cover faces May 10, 2022, CNA: KABUL: About a dozen women protested in the Afghan capital on Tuesday (May 10) against the Taliban’s new edict that females must fully cover their faces and bodies when in public. Afghanistan’s supreme leader and Taliban chief Hibatullah Akhundzada issued a mandate over the weekend ordering women to cover up fully, ideally with the traditional all-covering burqa.


Protests Against Compulsory Hijab: Protestors Call It Humiliation and Insult to Women’s Dignity May 9, 2022, 8am: Following the reactions to the Taliban’s compulsory hijab, the Women’s Movement for Justice and Freedom has said that the Taliban have insulted all Muslim women and girls in Afghanistan with their baseless vague religious decrees. In a protest rally on Monday, they said that the Taliban are interfering in the most personal affairs of women by forcing them to wear the hijab.


A poll by a research organization shows that 71% of people oppose the Taliban’s May 9, 2022, Pixstory: A poll by an Afghan research organization shows that the majority of Afghans disagree with the Taliban’s values ​​and way of governing. The popularity of the Taliban among the people is 7% in total. In this survey, 81% of people in Afghanistan’s cities and villages support women’s education and work. In this study, the Afghanistan Research and Analysis Organization interviewed nearly 10,000 Afghans in 2020 and 2021, according to which more than 77 percent of the population rejected the Taliban’s way of governing, especially its religious extremism.


The Taliban order Afghan women to wear head-to-toe clothing in public May 7, 2022, Reuters: Afghanistan’s Taliban government ordered women on Saturday to cover their faces in public, a return to a signature policy of their past hardline rule and an escalation of restrictions that are causing anger at home and abroad. A decree from the group’s supreme leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, said that if a woman did not cover her face outside home, her father or closest male relative would be visited and face potential prison or firing from state jobs.





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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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