A businesswoman in the province of Herat created an embroidery center for girls, as they are not allowed to attend school.
In recent years, the craft of embroidery has flourished by women in Herat, and most of these handicrafts are used to decorate homes.
"Now I receive orders, I have nine students including one painter. This is very good for the girls,” Razia Ahrari told TOLOnews.
The girls who are denied an access to education sew various flowers on cotton sacks and produce unique handmade creations.
Following the closure of girl’s schools, female students have come to the center to learn the arts.
"If the schools are opened, we can continue this profession and also we can continue our studies,” said Raihana, a student.
"I started this task when the schools were closed to girls. The art is great. I hope that schools will resume so that I can pursue this art alongside my studies,” said Husna, another student.
Naeemulhaq Haqqani, the director of Herat's information and cultural department, said the department supports the activities and work of girls and women in business.
"There hasn't been any obstacle from any organization, and it has been supported. God willing, there is an effort to promote women's business in accordance with Islamic Sharia,” he said.
Women's and girls' handicrafts have flourished once again in Herat during the past two years, during which time dozens of handicraft centers have been established throughout the city and hundreds of women and girls have been employed there.