Malalai Joya in Kabul (AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
The Independent
Thursday, 20 August 2009

In hiding and in fear of her life, the Afghan MP and women’s rights campaigner says the warlords have already won.

Like millions of Afghans, I have no hope in the results of today’s election. In a country ruled by warlords, occupation forces, Taliban terrorists, drug money and guns, no one can expect a legitimate or fair vote. Even international observers have been speaking about widespread fraud and intimidation and, among the people on the street, there is a common refrain: the real winner has already been picked by the White House.

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August 4, 2010

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Health care

August 4, 2010

Malalai ClinicAmong the various healthcare projects run by RAWA is Malalai Clinic in Khewa. The clinic is run by a team that includes a medical doctor, a child specialist, a gynecologist, 3 nurses, a lab technician, a pharmacist, a registrar, a service worker, a driver and a security guard.


August 4, 2010

educationThe Afghan Women’s Mission works closely with RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan to fund education for primarily Afghan children, but also adult women and men. RAWA runs eight schools in the cities and refugee camps of Pakistan, providing education to nearly two thousand girls and boys at primary, secondary and high school levels.

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August 4, 2010

RAWA’s projects on self-sufficiency fall into two categories: Sustainable development in rural areas, and income generation in primarily urban areas.

Sustainable developmentRAWA is active in the remote Eastern rural area of Farah Province, working with farmers to promote sustainable living. In particular, RAWA has funded the repair and maintainence of canals to bring water to villages gone dry and helping set up vineyards. Helping farmers plant vineyards involves supporting the work of ditch and pit digging, bringing in new water pumps and digging the wells for them, and putting up a wall around the new vineyards.

Emergency Relief

August 4, 2010

As the U.S. and its allies began unleashing their military power upon Afghanistan in 2001/02, millions of Afghans were already living in miserable conditions both inside and outside Afghanistan. These conditions were brought about by decades of war, foreign interference, despotic government rule, drought, famine and a collapse in the economic system. With an impendingRead More…


August 4, 2010

It has been estimated that there are 28,000 children living in the streets of Kabul. This does not include the other cities or villages in Afghanistan or in Pakistan that also have their share of homeless children. It also does not include children who are living with one or both parents, but whose parents areRead More…


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