More than 800,000 children married in Iran

Kurdpa - The latest statistics on the marriage of Iranian children shows that under-aged girls are married more than under-aged boys.

According to statistics 24,506 married girls under the age of 14 and 5,519 boys married between the ages of 10 to 14, shows that more girls marry older men.

There are 848,000 married children between the ages of 10 to 18 in Iran. The number of child mothers which is 6.5 percent more than child fathers shows that 85 percent of married girls between 10 to 18 years of age have become the wives of men over 18 and only 15 percent of these children have married boys their own age. According to these statistics 25,000 of the 848,000 married children became divorced when they were under 18 and about 12,000 of them have lost their spouses.

According to the law, girls can marry at 13 while boys can marry at 15 and the law has opened a way for the early marriage of girls based on her special physical characteristics which means that if she goes through puberty at an earlier age, she can marry.

Source - Freedom Messenger