Iran: 360 girls married under 14 years of age

In a regional gathering on the role of social-psychological health of girls, it was revealed that Iranian girls do not have equal opportunities for growth and development.

Majid Arjmandi, deputy director general of the office of … affairs of the National Welfare Organization said: 360 girls under 14 years of age have been wedded in the past years. Ten of these girls were under 10 years old.

(state-run ISNA news agency, Aug. 16, 2015)