Women's rights campaigners Afghanistan are celebrating a rare victory. For the first time, the names mothers will be put their children's birth certificates, the father's name. Mothers' names will also be put national identity cards. The Afghan government has just announced a new law to allow this. For hundreds years, only the father's name was allowed the birth certificate. Campaigners Afghanistan started their campaign in 2017. They used social media to fight the right of women to have their names on official documents. It is common in Afghanistan for a woman's name not to be included wedding invitations.
Afghanistan's Vice-President said: "The decision to include the mother's name the ID card is a big step for women's rights." The founder the #WhereIsMyName campaign, Laleh Osmany, said the law was good. She said: " printing her name, we give the mother power. The law now gives her certain powers to be a mother who can, the presence of a man, get documents her children, enroll her children in school, and travel." Another campaigner said: "My feeling happiness may seem ridiculous women other countries, but when we live a society where women are physically and spiritually excluded, achieving such basic rights is a big and difficult task."