Afghan mothers’ names to be included on children’s ID cards

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Afghan mothers will have their names printed on their children’s national identity cards, after a campaign to challenge taboos around women’s names. President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday signed into law an amendment long sought by women’s rights campaigners. Until now, Afghan law dictated that only the father’s name should be recorded on ID cards. Using a woman’s name in public in Afghanistan is traditionally frowned upon and can be considered an insult

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