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Iran: Child marriage

Saturday 15 June 2013, by siawi3

Source: Site Asr Iran – 30 juin 2010

Wed، 30 Jun 2010 06: 32: 50 GMT

There are more than 950 thousand married children in the Iran
Damages – The law considers a person under the age of 11 a child and in the process of election considers them to lack the ability to think, reason, and make decision for selection of candidates but the age of marriage is defined as 9 to 13 years of age.

A child rights activist told state-run ILNA news agency that: “unfortunately according to official statistics there are more than 950 thousand married children in the country and 85 percent of them are girls.â€
Mohammad Bonyazadeh noted that there are various statistics regarding married children and emphasized: “Official statistics indicate 900 to 950 thousand married children live in the country while this violates international convention on child rights.â€
He stated that unofficial statistics point out other facts in this field and said: “The law considers a person under the age of 11 a child and in the process of election considers them to lack the ability to think, reason, and make decision for selection of candidates but the age of marriage is defined as 9 to 13 years of age.â€
This member of cultural association in support of working children continued: “The child age during voting is defined in accordance with international standards and law but entering the work field, children between 15 to 18 years of age can work on conditions and the interest of the child is ignored. This is while in contracts and written agreements prohibition of worst forms of work for children is not defined and there is no monitoring on hard labor of children under the age of 18.
According to Bonyazadeh, “unfortunately married little girls instead of, joy, sports, education and enjoying their childhood play the role of a wife and sexual partner and take serious responsibility of housewife while the experience pregnancy and child delivery is imposed on them which has high-risks and complications for them and their children.