Fateme Daneshvar, head of the Tehran City Council Social Committee said the number of homeless women sleeping in the streets is on the rise.
“From March 2012 to March 2013, there were 12,000 homeless people sleeping in Tehran’s streets, 3,000 of which were women. The number of these homeless people reached 15,000 and then 20,000 in the following years.
The number of homeless women has been similarly on the rise in Tehran,” she said.
(State-run Tabnak daily – June 6, 2015)