The number of homeless women sleeping on the streets has increased dramatically in Iran. This social problem has spread to such an extent that it is being openly reported in state media.
According to a deputy in the regime’s Welfare Organization, some 15,000 to 17,000 homeless people are sleeping in the streets in Iran today. “1% are children, and 5 to 10% are women,” he added.
A senior official in Tehran’s municipality said a few months ago, “Nearly 3,000 people sleeping in the streets are rounded up each night in Tehran, and 90% of them are drug addicts.”
(State-run ISNA news agency – September 5, 2015)http://www.isna.ir/fa/news/94061408443
In the meantime, Rouhani’s vice president in women and family affairs admitted on 6 September that unemployment of educated women in Iran has reached over 40% and it is the most important economic challenge facing the country.
“We are witnessing college-educated girls and single mothers with major problems finding jobs,” she added. (State-run Shahrekhabar website – September 6, 2015)
Iran’s deputy minister of Trade, Labor and Social Welfare said that during the past 10 years there has been an 800,000 decrease in the number of women in the workforce.
“This means each year around 100,000 women are cut from the country’s workforce,” he added.
(State-run IRNA news agency – September 6, 2015)