Women's rights campaigners in Afghanistan are a rare victory. For the first time, the names of mothers will be on their children's birth certificates, alongside the father's name. Mothers' names will also be put on national identity cards. The Afghan government has just a new law to this. For hundreds of years, only the father's name allowed on the birth certificate. Campaigners in Afghanistan their campaign in 2017. They social media to for the right of women to have their names on official documents. It common in Afghanistan for a woman's name not to included on wedding invitations.
Afghanistan's Vice-President said: "The decision to the mother's name on the ID card is a big step forward for women's rights." The founder of the #WhereIsMyName campaign, Laleh Osmany, the law was good. She said: "By printing her name, we the mother power. The law now her certain powers to be a mother who can, without the presence of a man, documents for her children, her children in school, and travel." Another campaigner said: "My feeling of happiness may ridiculous for women in other countries, but when we in a society where women physically and spiritually excluded, achieving such basic rights a big and difficult task."