ICBPS- Thousands of Iranian children are forced into marriage at a younger age with fathers’ consent and permission from Islamic Court judges.
The Statistics Center of Iran announced that 7323 girls married under the age of 14 this year. It also declared one girl under the age of 10 and five boys under the age of 15 married in the first three months of this year.
At least 109 pregnancies have been registered in marriages under 18 years of age have been recorded in Markazi province, located in the southwestern Iranian capital Tehran in the first half of this year.
“Since three years ago, 1157 marriages of girls under 15 registered, and from 2016 to 2019, 1055 pregnancies under 18 were recorded,” says the government officials in the province. READ FULL REPORT HERE.
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