In Iran under the mullahs’ rule, single mothers are considered one of the most deprived and vulnerable members of the society. Due to the death, displacement and divorce of their husbands as well as numerous other problems, these women are forced to attempt to make ends meet for their families all alone. Many of them are victims of the misogynist policy of temporary marriages at young age, promoted by the mullahs’ regime.
“These women are mostly living in the outskirts of the cities and dangerous areas where the vulnerability ratio is very high,” said Hossein Anvari, head of the so-called Khomeini Relief institution. “Currently these issues in our society are reaching a
very critical point and we even have 16-year-old girls considered as the caretakers of their families.”
Ali Rabi’i, Minister of Cooperation, Labor and Social Security reported the number of single mothers are “more than 20 million.”