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17% of marriages in Iran involve minors

Society Materials 11 December 2016 16:51
In 17 percent of marriages in Iran, the bride ages less than 18
17% of marriages in Iran involve minors

Tehran, Iran, December 11

By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:

In 17 percent of marriages in Iran, the bride ages less than 18, according to Zahra Kahram, secretary of Child Marriage Conference held in Tehran.

Kahram added that over 5 percent of marriages in Iran involve a person aging under 15, ISNA news agency reported December 11.

She said the results came out of a survey carried out this summer and fall in 17 provinces.

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