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Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) - women's organization based in Quetta, Pakistan. / جمعیت انقلابی زنان افغانستان


RAWA (Afghanistan)

ENG: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) is a women's organization based in Quetta, Pakistan, that promotes women's rights and secular democracy. It was founded in 1977 by Meena Keshwar Kamal, an Afghan student activist who was assassinated in February 1987 for her political activities. The group, which supports non-violent strategies, had its initial office in Kabul, Afghanistan, but then moved to Pakistan.

The organization aims to involve women of Afghanistan in both political and social activities aimed at acquiring human rights for women and continuing the struggle against the government of Afghanistan based on democratic and secular, not fundamentalist principles, in which women can participate fully. RAWA also strives for multilateral disarmament.

The group opposed the Soviet-supported government, the following Mujahideen and Taliban Islamist governments, and even the present United States-supported Islamic Republican form of government.


Founders: Meena Keshwar Kamal

Type: Women's organization

Founded: 1977

Area served: Afghanistan

Focus: Promoting women's rights and secular democracy






جمعیت انقلابی زنان افغانستان (راوا)، یکی از سازمان‌های سابقه‌دار زنان افغان است که خط مشی خود را مبارزه برای حقوق زنان و دموکراسی سکولار اعلام کرده‌است. این سازمان در سال ۱۹۷۷ در کابل، توسط یک فعال دانشجویی به نام مینا کشور کمال (که بیشتر به مینا مشهور است)، تأسیس گشت. وی در سال ۱۹۸۷ به خاطر فعالیت‌های سیاسی‌اش در پاکستان ترور شد. طرفداران وی معتقدند که وی توسط افراد گلبدین حکمتیار و کی جی بی ترور شده‌است.[۱]

این سازمان در آغاز، هم با رژیم کمونیستی وقت و هم با «مجاهدین» مخالف بود و بعدها باطالبان نیز مخالفت کرد و آنها را «خنجر دیگری بر گردهٔ مردم» خواند. از آن‌جا که "راوا" با هر نوع بنیادگرایی مذهبی مخالف است، همواره در افغانستان و پاکستان، بحث‌های زیادی برانگیخته‌است.





February 7,2011

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