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Rise in number of under-15 girls forced to marry in south-eastern Iran

NCRI – Underage marriages have become commonplace in Sistan and Baluchistan Province, south-eastern Iran, according to a report on the website of the Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

Studies show that underage marriages take place in single parent families or families where the parents are illiterate, drug addicts or psychologically disturbed as well as in families that are struggling with a low income.

In Baluchistan, many girls below the age of 15 are forced into marriage, the report said.

 

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