NIMA WARAZ: Mothers Named on National ID Cards
The Afghanistan Law Committee made the decision to include the mother's name on the Afghan tazkira (national ID card), the office of Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish confirmed on Wednesday.
“The Legal Committee’s decision on August 31st regarding the inclusion of the mother’s name on the Afghan tazkira is a big step towards gender equality and the protection of women’s rights. Hopefully, this decision will be approved and endorsed as it is in the legislation process,” tweeted Danish.
The decision came after a wide range of consultations with religious dignitaries and civil society institutions, according to Danish’s office.
In this episode host Fawad Akbarzai discusses the topic with Frozan Daoudzai, a women's rights activist.