Favorable conditions created in Iran to form strong families
Azerbaijan, Baku, January 28 / Trend , T.Jafarov/
Deputy chairman of the National Youth Organization of
Iran does not recognize the differences in connection with a temporary form of marriage (sigya). Sigya is governed by Sharia law, deputy chairman of the National Youth Organization of Iran, deputy head of the international relations department of the Organization Mohammad Sadeg Akbari, who is on visit to Azerbaijan, told Trend .
"Our religion has established certain terms and special conditions for the conclusion of temporary marriage," said the deputy chairman. In Iran, young people account for 35 percent of the population - 25 million people, said Sadeg Akbari. Due to this, the problem of employment is urgent in Iran.
According to official figures, during Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presidency, the unemployment rate reached 12 percent in Iran.
"In order to solve this problem, we try to create favorable conditions not to increase the number of marriages, but to create strong and stable families. Our goal is to minimize the number of divorces in the country," said Akbari. It is also envisaged to open training centers in Iran to enlighten with regards to intimate relations of spouses, said Akbari.
"Special hours have been provided at high schools to inform the youth on this issue," said Akbari. "Mesquite" ( "House") Fund, Foundation for young people to create a family have been established and loans have been provided to solve the problems of unemployment," he said.
"I hope that these measures will help solve problems that hamper the establishment of the family," said Akbari.
Earlier, Iranian ILNA news agency reported that the number of divorces exceeds marriages in the country. "An average of 700-750,000 marriages were registered in Iran past years. Last year that number reached 900,000. Impact of increase in the number of marriages on the divorce rate is a natural factor," said Akbari.
According to him, the government implemented programs to enlighten young families before and after marriage in accordance with their beliefs. "A number of events are conducted in Iran on the national day of marriage - marriage day between the first Imam Hazrat Ali and Fatima. The young families go on a pilgrimage to Mashhad for a week, where trainings are conducted," said Akbari.