Baku, Azerbaijan, April 10
By Gazenfer Hamidov – Trend:
The number of registered divorces in Iran has registered a new record during the last fiscal year, ended March 20, 2018, according to the data released by the country’s National Organization for Civil Registration.
Last fiscal year 174,600 cases of divorce were registered in Iran, the highest registered figure in Iran’s history.
While the frequency of divorces is gaining momentum in the country, marriage rate is on decline as it decreased to 609,000 cases in last fiscal year. The figure is 8 percent less year-on-year.
Average marriage year for Iranian men was 27.3, meanwhile it was 22.8 for women in the last fiscal year.
Iran's Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry's a 2013 study unveiled that some 84.5 percent of Iranians aged 18 to 29 years are in favor of temporary marriage.
According to the study which conducted tests among 3000 young people of Iran's 14 cities, about 62.9 percent of Iranian youth avoid temporary marriage due to fear of bad reputation.
In 2013, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called on the Interior Ministry to prepare a report on the status of social problems , including divorces. Stressing the need to check social grievances, he urged executive bodies to look into the root problems of social maladies and address them.