The Iranian regime officially considers 9 as the age of puberty for girls. Each year the Iranian regime gathers a group of schoolgirls in this age range to participate in a ‘ceremony’ to show that the innocent girls are not only forced to give in to the regime’s misogynist laws – such as mandatory hijab and other restrictions – in fact they must be ready for fixed marriages and having their fates decided for.
On this ceremony held on January 7, 2015, Taghi Abu Talebi Ahmadi, deputy of Training and Culture in Tehran’s Department of Education said “To stabilize the age of passing from childhood to becoming a youth, such a ceremony is necessary to launch new duties. This ceremony of schoolgirls are held throughout Tehran.”
(State-run Mehr news agency – January 7, 2015)