https://www.reuters.com/article/afghanistan-women-mothers-idUSKCN26E0VU

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HERAT/KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan woman Laleh Osmany has been campaigning for years for a change to the age-old custom of officially identifying people by the names of their fathers, calling for mothers’ names to be included on identity cards. Afghan women attend a consultative grand assembly, known as Loya Jirga, in Kabul, Afghanistan April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/Files. But her “Where Is My Name?” campaign, which finally brought a change in the law last week, has stirred heated debate in the conservative Muslim country where for some, speaking a woman’s name in public is taboo. The Taliban, who have just begun power-sharing talks with the Afghan government that could see them return ... Full story

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