Past 100 Years In Afganistan

  • Britain

    Britain exerted some influence over Afghan foreign policy from the late nineteenth century until the Third Anglo-Afghan War in 1919
  • Joined with the UN

    Afghanistan joined the UN in 1946
  • RAWA

    RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, was established in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1977 as an independent political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan
  • Womens Rights

    Rawa's activities were confined to agitation for womens rights and democracy
  • 1978

    Late in 1978, Islamic traditionalists and ethnic leaders began an armed revolt, and by the summer of 1979 they controlled much of Afghanistan's rural areas
  • Bilingual magazine

    RAWA launched a bilingual (Persian/Pashtu) magazine, Payam-e-Zan (Woman's Message)
  • Human Rights Situation

    In 1985, the General Assembly also began a separate consideration of the human rights
    situation in Afghanistan
  • RAWA founders

    The founders were a number of Afghan woman intellectuals under the sagacious leadership of Meena who in 1987 was assassinated in Quetta, Pakistan, by Afghan agents of the then KGB in connivance with fundamentalist band of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
  • Operation Salam

    In 1991, responsibility for Operation Salam - the UN's emergency relief programme for Afghanistan - was taken over by the Secretary-General's Personal Representative at the time, Benon Sevan. In that year, WFP provided 60,000 metric tons of food to needy Afghans, while FAO provided 6,800 tons of seed and more than half a million fruit and poplar saplings.
  • Taliban

    Since the overthrow of the Soviet-installed puppet regime in 1992 the focus of RAWA’s political struggle has been against the fundamentalists’ and the ultra-fundamentalist Taliban’s criminal policies and atrocities against the people of Afghanistan in general and their incredibly ultra-male-chauvinistic and anti-woman orientation in particular
  • Immunizations

    During a health campaign in 1995, nearly 2.4 million children under five years of age were immunized against polio and more than 80,000 under two years old were inoculated against measles.
  • Security Council

    In April 1998, through a presidential statement, the Security Council noted the increasingly ethnic nature of the conflict, and reports of ethnicity-based persecution
  • United Nations Population

    In 2000, the United Nations Population Fund estimated the population of Afghanistan at some 22.7 million
  • Goodbye Taliban

    The US "War on terrorism" removed the Taliban regime.