Iran: 255 women filed complaints against husbands’ abuse

In the four months since March this year, 255 women have filed complaints against their husbands’ abuse with the forensics offices in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, southwestern Iran.

In the same period last year, this number was 237, indicating a 12.23 per cent increase in the number of battered women filing complaints in this province. (The state-run Bam-e Dena website – August 21, 2017)

It should be noted that not all women file complaint against domestic violence fearing lack of government support in the face of their husbands’ reprisal.