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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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Afghan Women Protesting in Kabul: “We will Never Surrender!” November 25, 2022, RAWANews: On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a group of Afghan women staged protest rally in Kabul despite restriction of misogynist Taliban on such gatherings. Women were chanting slogans “Raise up for your rights!”, “Woman, Life, Unity”, “Silence is a Shame”, “We will fight for our rights” etc…


Afghan Women Protest in Kabul on Eve of UN Day Against Violence November 24, 2022, AlARABIYA NEWS: More than a dozen Afghan women protested briefly in Kabul Thursday, calling for their rights to be recognized on the eve of the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Afghan women have been squeezed out of public life since the Taliban’s return to power in August last year, but small groups have staged flash protests that are usually quickly shut down, sometimes violently.


Taliban publically whip 12 people including three women in Logar November 23, 2022, Rukhshana: Twelve people, including three women, have been publicly whipped by the Taliban forces for alleged adultery and theft in a local stadium of Logar province, on Wednesday, November 23, Taliban local officials report.Ahamadullah Anas, the Taliban’s spokesperson for Logar police, says the Appeal Court sentenced them to 21 to 31 lashes in public. Mr. Anas says that nearly ten thousand people attended the trial.


Woman found dead in Kabul November 3, 2022, Rukhshana: The body of a woman was found under a rock in police district six of Kabul this morning, November 3, a local source said. A local source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that the local residents informed the Taliban police district and they transferred the body from the area.


Taliban Arrests Women Human Rights Activists and Journalists in Afghan Capital November 3, 2022, Khaama Press: According to sources, the Taliban arrested women journalists and activists in Kabul, including Zarifa Yaqoubi, one of the demonstrators who attended a press conference announcing the formation of the Afghan Women’s Movement for Equality, on Thursday, November 3. The gun-wielding Taliban forces including women police officers invaded a women’s press conference held in Dasht-e-Barchi, a Hazara neighborhood in west Kabul, arbitrarily arresting women activists, journalists, and their male colleagues, sources told Khaama Press.





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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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