MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Scores of women from rural Afghan areas showcased their handicrafts in a two-day exhibition in Mazar-i-Sharif city, capital of Afghanistan's northern Balkh province.
The handcrafts were displayed at 50 stalls in the exhibition held on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the organizer provincial Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department.
The handicrafts were made by women of nine provinces in the northern zone.
One of the participants, Haqila was quoted by local media as saying that she had displayed several of her weaved rugs and had a good sale during the first day of the show, hoping to find better national and international markets for her products.
The exhibition came at the time as the government takes measures to empower women in various fields, in the war-battered nation.
The participants called on the government to take more actions by providing job opportunities, and helping women to be involved in economic activities and local businesses, so they can improve the living conditions and help build a better future for their family members.