Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan (1956 - 1987)
by Meera Censor
Meena Keshwar Kamal was an Afghan feminist and women's rights activist who founded the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). She was assassinated in 1987.
"If you are concerned about terrorism, hatred, and mistreatment of women, or wish for a deeper understanding of the courageous women of Afghanistan, Meena: Heroine of Afghanistan is the book to read. As the founder of Revolutionary Association for the Women of Afghanistan, the first human rights organization for women in Afghanistan, Meena is a perfect model for public service. Her sacrifice for others was the utmost: her life.
I was deeply touched by Meena's story and the women who have followed in her footsteps. I created this sculpture to honor her memory and the women of RAWA.
In the sculpture, you will notice a slight raise in her right shoulder. In the main photo I chose to replicate, she has her arm raised in a victory saluteâ€¦ I ask you to try to imagine that victory salute."- Meera Censor -
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