Democratic Youth Organisation of Afghanistan

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Democratic Youth Organisation of Afghanistan
Headquarters Revolution Park, Kabul
Membership 25,000 (mid-1980s)
Ideology Socialism
State socialism
Marxist socialism
Democratic socialism
Left-wing nationalism
Mother party People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan
International affiliation World Federation of Democratic Youth

The Democratic Youth Organisation of Afghanistan, also known as the People's Youth Organization of Afghanistan, was the main youth organisation in the former Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. It was the youth wing of the ruling People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA). Upon turning seventeen years of age, members of the DYOA would become eligible for membership in the PDPA. By June, 1978 the youth party had around 4,000 members.[1]

Poster advertising the DYOA.

In the mid-1980s it had around 25 000 members. DYOA was a member of the World Federation of Democratic Youth.[2]


  1. ^ Anthony Arnold. Afghanistan's two-party communism. Google Books. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Political Institutions Under Soviet Domination". Government Publication Access. Retrieved 2009-03-22.