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5th Annual RAWA Variety Show Benefit

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With:
* Voices from RAWA & Afghans for Peace
* Raging Grannies
* Debbie Adshade
* NB RebELLEs’ Gumbooting Troupe
* Sylvia Hale on women and war
* Beth Lyons, Advisory Council on the Status of Women
* Fredericton Sexual Crisis Centre
* Fredericton Peace Coalition
* Silent auction
* Cash bar

Tickets: $10. Tickets on sale at the door and in advance at Westminster Books on King St. in Fredericton or by contacting info@frederictonpeace.org

Co-hosted by: Fredericton Peace Coalition, NB RebELLEs, CUSO/VSO, CUPW Atlantic Women’s Committee Solidarity Fund, Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), UNB Sexuality Centre, Political Science Students’ Association and the UNB Students’ Union.

About 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. The founders were a number of Afghan woman intellectuals under the sagacious leadership of Meena who in 1987 was assassinated in Quetta, Pakistan.

RAWA’s objective was to involve an increasing number of Afghan women in social and political activities aimed at acquiring women’s human rights and contributing to the struggle for the establishment of a government based on democratic and secular values in Afghanistan.

Despite the suffocating political atmosphere, RAWA very soon became involved in widespread activities in different socio-political arenas including education, health and income generation as well as political agitation. RAWA believes that freedom and democracy can’t be donated; it is the duty of the people of a country to fight and achieve these values.

Today RAWA’s mission for women’s rights is far from over and we have to work hard for the establishment of an independent, free, democratic and secular Afghanistan. We need the solidarity and support of all people around the world.

For more information about RAWA, please visit: www.rawa.org

Contact the Fredericton Peace Coalition at: info@frederictonpeace.org

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