Although Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world, women have opportunities that were unheard of a decade ago. With assistance from Catholic Relief Services, many women and girls are attending school and earning incomes for their families. With continued advances, women in Afghanistan are poised to play an essential role in shaping their country's future.
Read stories of some of the women whose lives have been changed as a result of CRS programs in Afghanistan.
All photos by Jennifer Hardy/CRS
Jennifer Hardy is CRS' regional information officer for Asia and the Pacific Rim. She is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.