The number of single mothers is increasing rapidly across Iran.
According to a state expert, in the first 9 months of the last Iranian calendar year (March 2014 to March 2015), 117,430 divorces have been registered. 87% of the divorce cases involved men under the age of 20, and 12% involved women under the same age. 4% of the country’s single mothers, are under 20-years of age.
(State-run Salamat News – June 20, 2015)