Since the US-led invasion in 2001, the country and its people have gone through many changes
Afghan women had few rights under the Taliban's rule, but the situation for them and girls is much better now.
Afghanistan is no longer considered the worst place to be a mother, with death rates among children under five reduced from one in five in 2006 to one in 10 today.
That is partly because women have better access to healthcare and there are more female healthcare workers.
The government also says education is one of its biggest achievements.
Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.