On the eve of International Women's Day, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday opened first center for the protection of Afghan women journalists in Kabul.
The centre is aimed at combating violence against women journalists, increasing their capacity and the return of those who left their jobs because of insecurity, said Farida Nikzad, head of the Center for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ).
It also aims to be a forum where women journalists, especially those operating in remote regions, can obtain and exchange information and contacts that can assist them in their work.
The center is expected to open its branches across the country.
"Some part of the rules which have been established for journalists in Afghanistan, not implemented, such as 37 percent role of women in Afghan media," said Reza Moini, the head of RSF.
Moini further said that the presence of women in private media outlets could be seen more than the governmental media, adding that in most provinces women have no presence in the media, and " a remedy should be sought in that regard."
The CPAWJ will press media owners to combat discrimination within their news organisations and to provide women with better protection. To this end, the center will organise seminars on physical and digital safety, according to RSF.
This comes as the government being criticized on a number of occasion by the organisations - empowering independent media in Afghanistan including Nai, for not giving access to information.
However, Dawa Khan Minapal, a deputy spokesman for President Ghani said that their office has been more active in sharing information with the media.
"We are committed to sharing information with the media," Minapal said. "President's order requires ministers and governors to provide information to media once in a month."