Afghan women to be given fair share

Afghan women to be given fair share
13/10/2016 , by , in INTERNATIONAL

Afghan women should benefit from a project to issue property titles to homeowners in Kabul, where more than two-thirds of the houses have no formal planning approval, the head of the government’s land authority said.

The Afghanistan Independent Land Authority (ARAZI) launched a pilot project this month to register properties in Kabul that were built before 2001 without planning permission, as part of a drive to secure land rights for residents.

In conservative male-dominated Afghanistan, properties are usually registered to men but ARAZI plans to issue joint ownership rights to married couples.

“Our goal is to give the women their fair share in the property,” ARAZI Chief Executive Officer Jawad Peikar told.

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