A woman adjusts her veil in her husband's home outside of Kabul, Afghanistan.  Her parents no longer have a relationship with her after she eloped with a man they didn't approve of. 2003

 

Afghanistan remains a traditional country, is generally considered patriarchal, and is by and large sexually segregated. Afghan women have very little interaction with men. In addition to raising their children and keeping the home, women have increasingly begun to join the workforce.

 
A girl sits on a swing at the Bagh Zanana , or women's park, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The walls around the park are some 14 feet high, and women are free to take their veils and burkas off without being scrutinized by men. 2003
 

Afghanistan remains a traditional country, is generally considered patriarchal, and is by and large sexually segregated. Afghan women have very little interaction with men. In addition to raising their children and keeping the home, women have increasingly begun to join the workforce.

 

Girls study in a classroom in Kabul, Afghanistan. 2003

 

Afghanistan remains a traditional country, is generally considered patriarchal, and is by and large sexually segregated. Afghan women have very little interaction with men. In addition to raising their children and keeping the home, women have increasingly begun to join the workforce.

 

A woman and her children gather around the winter stove in their home in Kabul, Afghanistan. 2003.

 

Afghanistan remains a traditional country, is generally considered patriarchal, and is by and large sexually segregated. Afghan women have very little interaction with men. In addition to raising their children and keeping the home, women have increasingly begun to join the workforce.

 

A girl stands outside of her classroom in Kabul, Afghanistan. The walls of her recently reopened school are scarred with bullet holes. 2003

 

Afghanistan remains a traditional country, is generally considered patriarchal, and is by and large sexually segregated. Afghan women have very little interaction with men. In addition to raising their children and keeping the home, women have increasingly begun to join the workforce.