The Revolutionary Association of the women of Afghanistan (RAWA) commemorated the 29th martyrdom anniversary of its leader, Meena, in a function in Kabul today. The function was attended by a small number of members and supporters.
The monologue was started with a poem by the revolutionary Afghan poet, Daud Sarmad, who was buried alive by the Khalq and Parcham murderers.
After that a member of RAWA gave a speech about Meena’s struggle for the emancipation of women and the disastrous situation of our women and country. She said, “Meena found RAWA at a hard and oppressive time in our country and worked very hard to organize and mobilize girls and women. She had bid farewell to her personal life and family problems and had given her only daughter to another family to take care of, so that she would not be a hindrance to her struggle.”
She continued, “The condition of the women in Afghanistan is worse than that of any other country. Afghan women are oppressed in the same way today under the national ‘terror’ government as they were under the rule of Karzai. Violence against women is rampant in this land. Our women started their new year with a tragedy of unbelievable proportions when Farkhunda was killed two days before the new year by Khadi-Jehadi thugs in Kabul. Then throughout the year, Rukhshana was stoned in Ghor province by the savage Taliban, Tabasum was beheaded, tens of women and even small girls were raped in different parts of the country, and women’s ears and nose were cut off. In this situation, female officials and MPs are busy planning on ways to fill their pockets. They have not done the slightest for the women of Afghanistan. We should not have any positive expectations in regards to the situation of women from these puppets of the US and its puppet Afghan regime.”
Patriotic songs of RAWA in Farsi and Pashto were sung by a group of young girls.
Messages sent by RAWA supporters from Germany and Italy for Meena’s martyrdom anniversary were read in the function.
At the end, RAWA member Mariam Rawi, spoke about RAWA’s achievements around the world and briefed everyone about some important trips taken by RAWA members in the past year.