Women under Siege
Challenges and Hopes of Afghan Women
Revolutionary Afghan Women’s Association (RAWA)
When: Sunday June 14th
2.30pm join us for tea, coffee and Afghan nibbles
3-3.30pm music performance by “Indian Connection” a group from Harmony Arts Organisation
3.30-4.30pm Shazia’s talk on the current situation in Afghanistan and RAWA’s work
4.30-5pm questions and comments
Ruth Fairfax House (Queensland Country Women’s Association)
89-95 Gregory Terrace, Brisbane 4000, Spring Hill
We are fortunate to have Shazia, a representative of RAWA, visiting Brisbane and the opportunity to hear of the current Afghan situation and be inspired by RAWA’s work. Her talk in Brisbane is part of RAWA’s speaking and fundraising tour of Australia.
RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (http://www.rawa.org) has been actively supporting the most needy women and girls, for over 30 years and continues its extraordinary work in these difficult times, running literacy classes, schools, orphanages, small business projects and much more, still under threat of death, whilst publicly advocating for women’s human rights. RAWA’s work is vital, courageous and inspirational. It is a lifeline for many.
While there is no entrance fee for this event, we kindly ask you to be generous and contribute to work of RAWA by donation during the event or directly to RAWA at
Westpac Account name: RAWA : BSB 033 039 :Account no 348 902
We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the following co-sponsors of this event Zig Zag, BRISSC, WILPF, Harmony Arts, Just Peace and others
Please RSVP by June 5th to 0403853363 or firstname.lastname@example.org