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At least 716 girls under the age of ten married off in Iran since 2009

March 14, 2012

Persian2English Farshid Yazdani, a member of the Association for the Defense of Children’s Rights, has raised the flag on the increasing rate of the marriage of girls under the age of 10 in Iran.  He stated that in 2009, 449 girls under the age of 10 were married off. The number increased to 716 cases in 2011.

Yazdani added that the number of marriages for girls under 15 years of age has increased from 33,383 in 2006 to 35,931 in 2007, 37,996 in 2008, and 43,459 last year (please note that the dates are approximate as the statistics were given according to the Iranian calendar, which begins at the start of the Persian New Year).

According to Yazdani, the rate of marriages of girls under the age of 15 has had a 45% increase compared to marriages in other age brackets. He added that these figures are based on the statistics released by Iran’s Civil Registrations Office, and they should set off alarms for social activists and policy makers.

Translation by Siavosh Jalili for Persian2English
Persian Source: Hamshahri Online

 

افزایش آمار ازدواج دختران زیر 10 سال در کشور

عضو انجمن دفاع از حقوق کودکان با اعلام هشدار نسبت به افزایش آمار ازدواج دختران زیر 10 سال در کشور گفت: در سال 88، 449 دختر زیر 10 سال در کل کشور ازدواج کرده‌اند که این رقم در سال گذشته به 716 مورد افزایش یافته است.

فرشید یزدانی با اعلام آمار ازدواج دختران زیر 15 سال در طول سال‌های 85 تا 88 به ایسنا گفت: در سال 85، 33هزار و 383 دختر زیر 15 سال ازدواج کرده‌اند که این رقم در سال 86 به 35هزار و 931 مورد، در سال 87 به 37 هزار و 996 مورد و در سال گذشته به 43 هزار و 459 مورد رسیده است.

به گفته وی، آمار ازدواج دختران زیر 15 سال در خلال این سال‌ها نسبت به آمار کل ازدواج‌ها افزایش 45 درصدی داشته است.

عضو انجمن حمایت از حقوق کودکان عنوان کرد: این ارقام و آمارها براساس آمار سایت سازمان ثبت احوال است و هشدار جدی برای فعالان و سیاستگذاران اجتماعی است.

  • Balatarin
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    9 Comments

    1. sick perverted people.
      God will hold you accountable.

    2. No matter what the subject…. I would be highly suspect of ANY statistic coming out of Iran.
      Iran isn’t known for it’s transparency

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