Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)

TitleRevolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
Publication TypeWebsite
Corporate AuthorsRevolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan
Place PublishedQuetta, Pakistan
Abstract

The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) was established in Kabul in 1977 as an independent political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan. The founders were a number of Afghan woman intellectuals under the leadership of Meena Keshwar Kamalwho, who in 1987 was assassinated in Quetta, Pakistan by Afghan agents of the then KGB in connivance with fundamentalist band of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. RAWA’s objective was to involve an increasing number of Afghan women in social and political activities aimed at acquiring women’s human rights and contributing to the struggle for the establishment of a government based on democratic and secular values in Afghanistan. Despite the suffocating political atmosphere, RAWA very soon became involved in widespread activities in different socio-political arenas including education, health and income generation as well as political agitation. [RAWA]

URLhttp://www.rawa.org/
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