Afghanistan's strong ties to its deep conservative values and society is what what has always been told to many of the people around the world.
Although the country has developed enormously in the past decade challenges are not far away. There is still a gap between new initiatives for improving women's freedom in a democratic society and the core value of the conservative society in any part of the country.
In Bamyan girls have have started a new initiative to reach for their dreams and it is risky but someone has to start this. No they are not making Buddhas out of clay, they are riding bicycles and formed a group of female cyclists.
In this interview our colleague Wahida Tahmasi interviews Zahra Hussaini, the initiator and founder of the female cyclist of Bamyan, who is known for being the first Afghan girl cyclist in Bamyan and possibly in Afghanistan, since 2001.