In the meeting of the working group on women and families in the Province of Lorestan (western Iran), the governor’s political, security and social deputy said: “Some 50,000 women have been identified in the province who head their households.”
The 50,000 women include women who have been released from prison or women whose husbands are in prison.
The meeting was held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, in Khorramabad. Seyed Saeid Shahrokhi acknowledged poverty of the women heading households and said, “Sometimes, you see a woman is in prison for only 500,000 toumans (approx. $150).” (The state-run ILNA news agency – September 13, 2016)
The Iranian regime’s officials have already set the number of women heads of households at 2.5 million. This is while the total number of working women in Iran is 3.1 million that is only 12 per cent of the number of women in the working age.
The situation of women in Lorestan, which has one of the highest number of women committing suicide in Iran, reflects the situation of women all across the country.
(The state-run ISNA news agency – September 25, 2015)