Iran: Marriage of girl children under 10 years
The phenomenon of child brides in Iran has taken on catastrophic dimensions such that even the misogynous regime’s officials and media admit it.
According to the figures published by Rouhani’s directorate for women and family affairs, the number of children given to marriage while under 10 years of age has been as the following: 220 children in 2011, 187 in 2012, 201 in 2013, 176 in 2014 and 179 in 2015.
The numbers only consist of marriages officially registered while there are many more marriages that are not legally registered.
The main reason for this situation is the misogyny institutionalized in the clerical regime’s laws, which set the legal age of marriage for girls at 13 and allows fathers to marry them even earlier. Moreover, the mullahs’ parliament has been refraining so far to adopt a bill seeking to raise the minimum age of marriage for girls. (The state-run ISNA news agency – October 14, 2017)