Thirty percent of Iran’s divorced women accused of immorality

Politics Materials 22 December 2008 20:51 (UTC +04:00)

Iran, Tehran, Dec. 22 / Trend , A.Namdari/ Advisor for Women's Affairs to the Tehran Mayor said that the statistics of the last nine months showed that Iranian court's filed criminal cases in connection with immorality for thirty percent of Iranian divorced women.

"The problems existing in Iranian families in recent years have a negative impact on them," Advisor Farahnaz Gandfurush said at a news conference on Dec. 22.

Gandfurush criticized Iranian families for the fact that they fall under the influence of Western culture and the role of parents in them is declining.

Women suffer from divorces most, she said. After divorce they try to support themselves in financial terms and to raise children.

"According to statistics, Iranian courts filed criminal cases in connection with immorality for a third of divorced women," said Gandfurush.

She suggested funds from the budget to prevent divorces in the country.

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