Inside a specially designated workshop in Mazar-e-Sharif, 400 women are learning to produce cloth and make garments and other items to sell.
Most of the women who learned engraving are the sole breadwinners of their families, and are determined to continue being active members of society.
Afghan women have been resuming their income-generating work at a reopened Herat city market dedicated to female artisans and shoppers.
Extreme poverty has forced some families to sell young daughters into marriage in order to survive. Too Young To Wed has already helped 300 families earn an income and keep their daughters safe.
Female Afghan traders are urging their fellow citizens to buy domestic products to promote women’s handicrafts, support their rights and stimulate the economy.
The training centre teaches young women tailoring, marketing, sales and hygiene for free, helping them acquire job skills and gain an income.
The tailoring workshop established by Samira Sadaat offers free training courses to female breadwinners and girls unable to attend school.
The Shamama group's artwork, exhibited in early June, laments restrictions currently imposed on Afghan women.
In the latest move to develop female-owned businesses, the Herat Women's Chamber of Commerce and Industry opened a permanent market in a women-only park in Herat.
UN officials said the exclusion of women from peace talks in Afghanistan, Ukraine, Mali and Myanmar has had devastating consequences.