A female photojournalist whose photo of a farmer became famous in 2004 provides workshops for teenage girls in the hopes that they, too, will find success.
Although officially banned, this Islamic practice has gained popularity as the environment worsens for Afghan women.
Afghan civil law does not give women the right to divorce. "Here, a woman's voice is not heard," says a law student who spent four years in court ending her abusive marriage.
"Music is for boys and not girls," 22-year-old Fazila Zamir was told. Now she is proving her instructors wrong by performing on television and leading an all-male band.
Despite high maternal and child mortality rates, Afghanistan maintains its custom of child marriage, subjecting victims to lives of poverty and misery.
The stigmatization of female sexuality in Afghan culture has lifelong consequences for girls and women who lack understanding of menstrual health hygiene.
After decades of captivity made possible by an inhumane custom, this 36-year-old whispers to a female reporter, "How am I still alive?"
While growing up in a refugee camp in Pakistan, I realized that the Afghan capital city my mother described no longer exists.
At 5 years old, I knew I couldn't end up like my mother and grandmother. So I attended school as "Mohammed" to escape the cycle of illiteracy in our village.
In a country considered one of the worst places on earth to be female, social media gives women a way to air and share their views.