In Waras Centre, a village in Bamyan, the board has been hard at work improving women's mobility and discussing, via religious leaders, why women should have the right to decide their futures. This was in response to a tragic event in 2016, when adolescent girls in the community took their own lives after being barred from pursuing a university education.
Community advisory boards engage with the community through radio-talk shows, Friday prayers, community meetings, and through door-to-door consultations with families in the community .
Mawlani (centre left) and Aziza (centre right) lead discussions at the Waras Centre CAB.
Since 2016, the number of girls in secondary school and young women attending post-secondary in Waras Centre are at a historic high – the highest since records have been kept in the community.