Democratic Youth Organisation of Afghanistan
سازمان دموکراتیک جوانان افغانستان
HeadquartersRevolution Park, Kabul
Membership25,000 (mid-1980s)
Mother partyPeople's Democratic Party of Afghanistan
International affiliationWorld Federation of Democratic Youth
Poster advertising the DYOA.
Poster advertising the DYOA.

The Democratic Youth Organisation of Afghanistan (Dari: سازمان دموکراتیک جوانان افغانستان‎), also known as the People's Youth Organisation 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 organisation had around 4,000 members.[2]

In the mid-1980s it had around 25,000 members. The DYOA was a member of the World Federation of Democratic Youth.[3]


  1. ^ "سرگذشت «نورهان» و «درفش جوانان» ارگان نشراتی سازمان دموکراتیک جوانان افغانستان نویسنده ها : رفیق عنایت پژوهان گردانی.رفیق نظر برهان و رفیق احمد شاه راستا – راه پرچم" (in Persian). Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  2. ^ Anthony Arnold (1983). Afghanistan's two-party communism. Hoover Press. p. 101. ISBN 9780817977924. Retrieved 22 March 2009 – via Internet Archive. Revolutionary Council PDPA.
  3. ^ "Political Institutions Under Soviet Domination". Government Publication Access. Archived from the original on 17 June 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2009.