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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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The Afghan Women's Mission - Working to improve the lives of forgotten Afghan women.  Click here
RAWA Supporters in Central Coast of California,  for information about Farah Orphanage Project click here
Charityhelp.org RAWA Orphan Sponsorship Program
SAWA: RAWA supporters group in Australia
FemAid: Your link to women fighting for a cuase

RAWA in Media
RAWA celebrates
the International Women's Day

March 8, 2008 - Kabul
RAWA Statement on the International Women's Day (Mar.8, 2008)
زنان افغان در دوزخ بنیادگرایان و اشغالگران میسوزند

د افغانستان ښځی د بنسټپالو او تیری کوونکو په دوزخ کی سوځی

Declare Your Strong Support for Immediate Release of
Young Afghan Journalist Parwiz Kambakhsh

خشم تانرا در مقابل بازداشت پرویز کامبخش ابراز کنید!
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The US and Her Fundamentalist Stooges are
the Main Human Rights Violators in Afghanistan

RAWA communiqué on Universal Human Rights Day, Dec.10, 2007

امریکا و عوامل بنیادگرایش، ناقضان اصلی حقوق بشر در افغانستان
امریکا او بنسټپالی گوډاگیان یی په افغانستان کی دبشر دحقوقو اصلی سرغړوونكى
Refugee chlid Afghan Refugee Camp Forcibly Evacuated:
Help RAWA Resettle the Families in Afghanistan


September 24, 2007

LNCR/RAWA Project for the Treatment of Sick Afghan Children in the USA
July 13, 2007
RAWA Appeal: Stop Human Catastrophe: Help Afghan Refugees!
RAWA protest rally RAWA denounces the gloomy day of April 28
April 28, 2007

RAWA statement | RAWA call on UN
Movie Clip | Press Coverage


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وحدت جنایتکاران ۸ ثوری و ۷ ثوری را با متشکل ساختن رزمنده‌ی مردم
پاسخ بگوییم!


خون اجمل به گردن دولت خاین است
طرح ننگین «مصالحه ملی»، آخرین میخ بر تابوت دموکراسی کاذب

Disgraceful Bill of "National Conciliation":
The last nail into the coffin of fake democracy


Five Years Later, Afghanistan Still in Flames
Speech by Zoya at a benefit for RAWA in Los Angeles on October 7, 2006
Download Audio | Photos
RAWA Orphanages Afghan orphans reshape their lives at RAWA orphanages
August 22, 2006

Defense of Abdul Rahman Misses the Mark!
By a RAWA activist, March 26, 2006
Dr Najibullah Lafraie: Fundamentalist in the Guise of Academician
The "Miracle" or a Mockery of Afghanistan?
RAWA's response to "The Afghanistan Miracle" (The Seattle Times, Oct. 4, 2005)

The US Government Wants War,
the People of US and the World Want Peace!

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دولت امريكا جنگ ميخواهد، مردم امريكا و دنيا صلح!

RAWA standpoints on some burning issues of after the 9/11 tragedy
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... more RAWA Statements and Past Events




Reality of life in so-called "liberated" AfghanistanDownload our updates and news through RSS readers
HRW: Karzai Must Hold Officials Accountable for Past Crimes
New Taliban Rules Target Afghan Teachers: 2 teachers killed
Drug addiction on rise with Afghan kids
Warlords gang-rape a woman in Badakhshan
100 suicide attemps among women in 8 months in Kandahar
Cases of violence against women in north of Afghanistan
Almost half of all Afghan children not in school - Oxfam
Abuse of Afghan women: 'It was my decision to die. I was getting beaten every day'
Afghan Women Commit Suicide by Fire
Post-Taliban Kabul blossoms for the rich
They'd rather die: brief lives of the Afghan slave wives
Burnt children after a NATO bomb attack (shocking photos)
Police rapes a girl in Takhar, Women are sold in Faryab
Sanobar, 11-years-old girl is abducted and raped by warlords (with photos)
No 'real change' for Afghan women
More civilians die in Afghanistan; UN expresses concern (with photos)
90 civilians perish in NATO air strike: Residents (with photos)
30 killed as two warlords clash in Herat
Social problems behind women's suicide in Helmand
Stone Age still lingers on in Bamyan, many live in caves
Takhar residents took to streets against armed men
Rights Watchdog Alarmed At Continuing 'Honor Killings' in Afghanistan
How US dollars disappear in Afghanistan: quickly and thoroughly
UNIFEM: "65% widows in Kabul see suicide the only option to get rid of their miseries"
Taliban Kill a Woman and Hang Her 13-Year-Old Son
People of Paghman protest against Sayyaf, police kill 2 protesters (with photos)
Hundreds Demonstrate in Takhar against Warlords, Murder of Children (with photo)
UN details atrocities committed over 23 years of conflict in Afghanistan
Afghan police part of the problem
Attack of Police to Girl's Dormitory in Balkh
Anti-US riots grip Kabul city, 8 killed many injured (with photos)
Seven aid workers, including 3 women, killed in Afghanistan
US airstrike on Afghan village kills dozens civilians (with photos)
Attacks, 40% unemployment rate plague Afghanistan
Poverty, violence put Afghanistan's fabled Kuchi nomads on a road to nowhere
Lifting the veil on the Afghan sex trade
Malalalai Joya, female MP was physically and verbally attacked in the parliament floor
US not interested in peace in Afghanistan: Kathy Gannon
HRW: Most of the 34 New Police Chiefs Are Human Rights Abusers
Gulbuddin's terrorist party has 34 members in the parliament
UNICEF warns of continued threat facing women and children
Women rights situation in Afghanistan worries AIHRC
The Northern Alliance may supply arms to Taliban
In Herat, curbs on sports perturb girl students
Millions of dollars worth of aid money is being wasted
The Whole Justice System of Afghanistan is Rotten
7-year-old Samia, victim of family violence (Photos and movie clip)
Some cabinet ministers in Afghanistan are deeply implicated in the drugs trade
Gulbar, an Afghan woman is burnt by her husband (Photos and movie clip)
Gap between rich and poor widens in Afghanistan
Afghan carpet weavers are unpaid slaves, rights activist says
WP: The US Rebuilding Plan Full of Cracks
Female foe of warlords faces them in Afghan assembly
Opium farmers sell daughters to cover debts to traffickers
Was Women's Vote a Roar, or a Whisper?
The women of Afghanistan find a leader
US Exporting Fake Democracy -- By Force
New report by AJP accuses high-ranking officials of violating human rights
Violence against women in Afghanistan remains dramatic – UN expert
Bring War Criminals to Justice (HRW names top criminals in Afghanistan)
CRISIS PROFILE: Afghanistan still the ‘sick man' of Asia
A woman was stoned to death in Afghanistan
Afghanistan facing health disaster worse than the Tsunmai
Warlord rapes going unchecked in Afghanistan, HRW
12-years old Rahima was gang-raped by warlords
Afghanistan "Narco-State": UN
Afghan women still in chains under Karzai
Women Prisoners Complain of Bad Conditions and Sexual Abuse
Taliban Kill 3 aid workers, hundreds protest arrest of woman by US troops
Female election worker commits suicide after rape attempt on her (photo)
Afghanistan's presidential election: a mockery of democracy
Afghan Women No Better Off; US accused of not fulfilling promises
Painful story of the Herati shelter girls
UN accuses top Afghan ministers of land grab


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Sinhalese version of "Meena - Heroine of Afghanistan" was published in Sri LankaNew
RAWA activist speaks in a conference in Jawaharlal Nehru University - New DelhiNew
RAWA activist addresses anti-war demo in Barcelona, March 15, 2008
RAWA member Sohaila in Australia (SAWAN, No.15, August 2007)
Interview with Sohaila, Member of RAWA (Late Night Live, ABC Radio - Australia, Aug.8, 2007)
Interview with a RAWA member (New Internationalist Radio - Australia, Aug.8, 2007)
A voice for the voiceless (Green Left Weekly, July 27, 2007)
Dr. Karan Singh presents an honorary award to RAWA (New Delhi, April 22, 2007)
Working undercover, RAWA exposes fundamentalists of every stripe

New Internationalist Magazine, Issue 400, May 2007
RAWA photo exhibit in California State University, Bakersfield
"Turn your grief into positive energy"
By Kate Hannan, about her volunteer work with RAWA (Dec.12, 2006)
Meena among 60 Asian Heroes (Time Magazine, Nov.13, 2006 )
Eve Ensler Speech: "American Regime Export Military Democracy" (Oct.7, 2006 )
Interview of Truth Radio in Canada with a RAWA activist (Oct.8, 2006)
A beacon of strength (Australian Educator, Winter 2006)
An exclusive interview with Mehmooda, a member of RAWA (The Times of India, June 24, 2006)
RAWA: a Model for Activism and Social Transformation (ZNet, June 1, 2006)
Speech of RAWA member in a Conference on South Asian Education Systems
RAWA Interview with some prostitutes
"Revolutionary", a poem by Thomas Fortenberry dedicated to RAWA



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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