From 2005 through 2018, all the winners were men.
Weary from decades of war, citizens marched for an end to the conflict between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
As Afghanistan's youth population continues to grow, so does discontent with the prospect of the Taliban's return to governing.
The initiative is expected to boost the number of passports issued from about 2,500 to 10,000 a day.
Recent gains brought a months-old operation to wipe out the last vestige of ISIS's once-sprawling proto-state closer to its inevitable outcome.
The move will help improve education in the region as many students have been forced to study in open spaces because of damaged or destroyed facilities.
Demonstrators demanded the continuation of women's rights and achievements if the Taliban join a future Afghan government.
The Taliban will face harsh retribution for any loss of life among security personnel, Herat Provincial Governor Abdul Qayum Rahimi said.
Iranian television shows often depict insulting racist caricatures of Afghans, portraying them as poor, weak and inferior characters.
Two women will lead Afghanistan's electoral commissions, giving them significant roles in ensuring the transparency and fairness of upcoming elections.
The jirga will allow Afghans to determine limits for the government delegation that will negotiate with the Taliban.
'Its clear all sides want to end the war,' said US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad.
Wavering positions and constant walk-backs in Taliban statements undercut the group's message and claims of unity.
Afghan officials have repeatedly accused Iran of supporting the Taliban to prevent the construction of dams in the western region of the country.
Thanks to the efforts of a local businessman, three indoor playgrounds equipped with modern equipment have opened in the city, providing a haven for families seeking refuge.
Militants are taking revenge on villagers who co-operated with the government. Security operations are underway to retake the affected areas.
Tens of thousands of civilians have been trucked out in recent weeks from the jihadists' ever-shrinking territory in Baghouz, near Syria's border with Iraq.
The attack on the major political gathering killed three people and wounded 22 others, and aimed to stir up sectarian strife.
Fawzia Koofi, an outgoing MP and women's rights activist, defended her daughter's rights in front of Taliban representatives during a meeting last month in Moscow.
The gesture of goodwill means refugees can have access to safe money-transaction services.
Locals united in a call for peace with a tree-planting gesture after years of violence inflicted on the country by militants.
All five attackers were killed by security forces, said officials.
The provincial government is trying to ensure greater women's participation in education and in government offices.
The uptick in violence coincides with a significant increase in the number of deaths caused by the 'deliberate targeting of civilians by the Taliban and ISIS.
More women are starting their own beekeeping farms to produce honey, providing them with business opportunities unavailable to them during the Taliban regime.
Afghan security forces have rescued about 400 families.
Afghans throughout the country celebrated Security Forces National Day, honoring the sacrifices made by the nation's defence personnel, who vowed to protect the nation and its people.
As peace talks continue, children as well as athletes in the province are uniting in their demand for the Taliban to end the war.
His location is unknown, but many speculate he is near the Afghan-Pakistani border.