Stolen Lives, Empty Classrooms: An Overview on Girl Marriages in Iran

Publication Author: 
Justice for Iran
Oct 11, 2013
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English, Farsi

Forced marriages result from harmful traditional practices1 justified in the name of cultural, economic, political and/or legal standards. Forced marriages are a phenomenon tantamount to slavery, as explicated in a report by a United Nations Special Rapporteur, and often affect boys and girls under 18 years of age, especially under 10. 2 Global statistics demonstrate that every minute an average of 27 girls are forced into marriage.

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