Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tag: Child marriage

According to statistics from official sources, the child marriage of at least 37,000 girls between the ages of 10 to 14 were registered in Iran in 2017. This does not include the child marriage cases that were not legally registered.

A bill to raise the legal age of marriage for children in Iran was recently rejected in the parliament.

The so-called “child marriage” bill, introduced into parliament in 2016, proposes an absolute ban on the marriage of girls under age 13 and an absolute ban for the marriage of boys under 16.

For the marriage of girls between the ages of 13-16 and for boys between the ages 16-18, the bill would require parental consent and court permission. Marriage for girls over 16 and for boys over 18 would require no court permission.

Reports also indicate that there are 24,000 divorcees under 18 in Iran, of which 15,000 are under the age of 15.

Another report published in Iranian media in 2017 said that 17% of girls in Iran married under the age of 18. The number did not include “temporary marriages”, which are on the rise in Iran.