The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)



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  • October 17, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email :: Mobile Zoya, Keynote Speaker in October 17 Anti-War Rally in Copley Square
    Open Media Boston: The keynote speech will be given by "Zoya" an Afghan activist from the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). The Kabul based activist is on a bi-coastal speaking tour of the U.S. including Saturday’s Copley Square rally, Newton, MA on Sunday, Medford, MA and Portsmouth NH on Monday and then Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA. more...

  • June 4, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email :: Mobile Women fight for rights in Afghanistan
    The Revolutionary Association for the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) is a group dedicated to help women suffering harsh gender inequality in the Middle East. The political group was formed in 1977. Shazia Shakib from RAWA is in Australia to raise support for the plight of women in war-torn Afghanistan. Featured in story: Shazia Shakib. more...

  • June 3, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email :: Mobile Women in Afghanistan: fighting fundamentalism and building their own future
    For 30 years, through Soviet occupation, Taliban rule, the American invasion and the current reign of warlords, RAWA has continued the struggle for democracy, human rights and secularism. RAWA runs health clinics, schools and adult education centres. The Taliban prohibited the education of girls and are still destroying schools and murdering teachers who dare to continue teaching. more...

  • May 29, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email :: Mobile Afghan women’s rights under threat: Interview with a RAWA member
    RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, has been campaigning for democracy and better human rights for women in that country for more than 30 years. Shazia Shakib is the alias of a member of RAWA in Australia at the moment, whose real name we’re not using for her protection on return to Afghanistan. She says that while many people in the West think that women in Afghanistan are now free, in reality the few rights they have are under threat. more...