Female breadwinners in Iran are the mullahs’ primary victims during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 4,000,000 women heads of household in Iran are experiencing excruciating financial pressure following the coronavirus outbreak.
82% of female heads of household are unemployed and lack a stable source of income.
More than 3,000,000 women heads of household in Iran live in absolute poverty.
The number of female heads of household in Iran is rising exponentially.
According to the Welfare Organization, in the past ten years, 60,300 women are added to the population of female heads of household every year.
Their numbers have increased by 58 percent over the past ten years.
But who are the women heads of household in Iran?
- Women who have lost their husbands or have divorced them.
- Women whose husbands are disabled or addicted and out of work.
- Young women and girls who have their own living or for some reason have to earn their family’s living.
Some 33,000 female breadwinners in Khuzestan Province, alone, are usually mal-nourished and thus suffer from low immunity. They mostly engage in home-based businesses where they produce handicrafts or food stuff and then peddle them on the streets.
In western Iranian provinces, some women heads of household undertake the harmful and extremely difficult job of working as a back carrier or a porter.
And some have to resort to sale of their body organs.
The financial pressure on them after the outbreak has been so severe that it has led to stress and depression to a point where some speak of suicide
But the mullahs’ corrupt and misogynous regime has taken no action, even in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis, to reduce the excruciating pressure on these women.
The only solution is the overthrow of the mullahs’ religious tyranny by the Iranian people and Resistance, with the rebellious and freedom-loving women being at the forefront of that struggle.