If you were a granny in Afghanistan, you would be one of the most influential and respected members of your community.
“Afghan grandmothers are valued authority figures,” said Justin Dell, Afghanistan country manager at the British Red Cross.
“Many younger women in rural communities have to do what others tell them to do, particularly their fathers or husbands.
“But everyone will listen to grandmothers and follow their advice.
“This includes men, many of whom are the women’s own husbands, sons or sons-in-law.”