Shamsia Hassani, 26, works on a street mural during an event to mark International Women’s Day in Kabul on March 8, 2014. In Kabul and major cities in Afghanistan, enormous progress has been made in women’s rights since the 2001 US-led invasion brought down the Taliban regime that banned girls from going to school and women from working. But in remote areas where the traditional patriarchal system is very much the norm, life for most women has barely improved at all. AFP PHOTO/SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)