As many as 1,500 women and girls are involved in various business activities in Herat, with some 350 women launching their own enterprises during the past five months.
Ghuncha Gul Karimi's determination and commitment to continue working outside the home at her bee farm in Herat have been an inspiration to other women.
A UNHR initiative called Build Afghanistan is helping hundreds of Herat women acquire vocational skills and earn an income to help their family.
After a year-long hiatus, the courageous women have resumed their activities thanks to support from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
A former schoolteacher said she opened the restaurant to show that women can be empowered and can provide services to local residents, particularly other women.
The paintings by the 15 female artists in the exhibit are meant to inspire girls and women to not give up on their dreams.
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.