Afghan women may be given right to be named on birth certificates

Afghan women giving more rights

Afghan women may soon be allowed to have their names on their children’s birth certificates, marking a huge milestone for women’s rights. The move comes as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani reportedly signed an amendment giving birth mothers the right to be included on official government documents, according to ABC News. It has historically only been a privilege for the father. With no name, women have no identity and no rights. However, the amendment redefines the definition of identity. “The new identity would comprise of the person’s name, last name, father’s…

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