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RAWA.org, February 13, 2015

Events held to commemorate the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena

RAWA commemorates the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena in Kabul and Jalalabad


Commemoration of the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena

February 4, 2015 marked the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena, the founding leader of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). On February 6, 2015, members and supporters of RAWA gathered to commemorate this anniversary. A function was held in secret locations in Kabul and Jalalabad cities. The hall was decorated with photos, slogans and posters of our dear leader, Meena.

The function was started by a RAWA member talking about the current situation of Afghanistan, especially how the criminals and mercenaries of other countries – especially USA – are bargaining for power and a seat in the new government. Then a young RAWA member briefly spoke about Meena’s life in Pashto. This was followed by an introduction of the book ‘Meena, the heroine of Afghanistan’ by Melody Ermachild, and translation of several sections of the book. A slideshow of Meena’s life and RAWA’s activities over the decades was also showed.

A special speech was delivered by a RAWA member on the women fighting in Kobani against ISIS. It was accompanied by a slideshow which described the great inspiration those women are to struggling women everywhere in the world. The highlight of the function was when one of RAWA’s oldest supporters who had lost two of her brothers during the infamous Khalq and Parcham regime and lived with Meena in secrecy for some time, told some stories about Meena. The rest of the function was filled with songs and poems by young RAWA members.

A day before, a similar function was held in eastern Jalalabad city. RAWA students remembered Meena’s life, her sacrifices, sang songs in her memory, and took an oath to continue her path of struggle.



Prologue about Meena's life and a brief overview of the current situation on the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena
The function was started with a prologue about Meena's life and a brief overview of the current situation.


A young RAWA student talking about the current situation of the country and RAWA's stand on some important issues on the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena
Aneesa, a young RAWA student, talking about the current situation of the country and RAWA's stand on some important issues.


The women of Kobani were honored in a speech on the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena
The women of Kobani were honored in a speech.


Pashto speech by RAWA student on the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena


One of Meena's oldest colleagues talks about the hardships they faced during the Khalq and Parcham regime when they lived in secrecy
One of Meena's oldest colleagues talks about the hardships they faced during the Khalq and Parcham regime when they lived in secrecy.


A RAWA student declaiming a Pashto poem on the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena
Masooda declaiming a Pashto poem.


A group of RAWA students singing RAWA songs on the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena
A group of RAWA students singing patriotic songs in the function.


Rashida read sections of Meena's book on the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena
Rashida read sections of Meena's book.


A RAWA student declaiming a poem on the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena
Najeeba declaimed a Farsi poem.


A function held in Jalalabad city commemorating the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena
A function held in Jalalabad city commemorating the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena.


A function held in Jalalabad city commemorating the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena
A group of RAWA students singing songs in a function held in Jalalabad city commemorating the 28th martyrdom anniversary of Meena.

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