“We do not have any information on the plight of women in the country,” said Majid Arjmandi, head of the National Social Emergencies, regarding violence against women.
He told the state-run Mehr news agency, “We do not have any statistics on violence against women, because violence includes a spectrum beginning with psychological harassment and reaching physical abuse. When a woman is insulted, she does not complain to the court, therefore, we do not have any accurate figure on violence. Whatever we have is based on referrals.”
Arjmandi added, “Last year, 1213 physically hurt women referred to centers of social emergencies. Usually, these women suffer in their married life because of their husbands’ addiction, psychological state, unemployment, etc. and are physically abused.”
(State-run Mehr news agency, October 4, 2015)