Afghanistan’s first all-women restaurant opens in Mazar-e-Sharif
A graduate in Literature, who has worked in a private company, told TOLOnews that she decided to establish this eatery with the help of her friends as “there is no restaurant where women will feel safe.”
The women who work in the restaurant said they have at least 20 customers every day since they started the business two weeks ago.
“Our restaurant has opened newly. The number of our customers is growing every day,” said Shakela, a staff in the restaurant.
Residents of Balkh have also found the restaurant a safe place for women.
“Women need these places in order to have food in a safe and free place where we can stay happy and enjoy dinner or lunch with our friends,” said Farzana, a resident of the Afghan town.
In Afghanistan, a traditionally conservative Muslim nation, security threats have always been the main hindrance for women.
The owner of the restaurant also has plans to open a library at the restaurant in order to help women read their favourite books.
Of roughly 29.2 million Afghan population, 15 million are males and 14.2 million are females.
As part of local tradition, most females are married soon after completing high school. They live as housewives for the remainder of their life.
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