The Legacy of an Afghan Woman Freedom Fighter

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan – RAWA

Rosa Luxemburg Foundation: Meena Keshwar Kamal (Meena) was a revolutionary political activist, poet, feminist, and founder of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). She was born in Kabul on February 27, 1957. Living among a Pashtun middle-class elite in urban Kabul initially provided Meena with protection and social educational opportunities denied to many other Afghan women. According to the World Bank, the literacy rate for women aged 15 and older was 5% in 1979. Those who did not live in urban centers in particular had few opportunities for education.

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The Legacy of an Afghan Woman Freedom Fighter

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