A new report from an international rights group says that Afghanistan remains one of the most dangerous places in the world to be female.
Women in Afghanistan continue to suffer
The report, compiled by Womankind Worldwide, says that the country has one of the highest rates of domestic violence and maternal mortality.
It is one of the few countries where more women kill themselves than men.
The report says that many of the laws introduced to protect women are not being properly enforced.
And it says that the process of including females in the country's social and political life has been unacceptably slow, seven years after the fall of the Taleban.