UN voices alarm at growing number of child marriages in Iran


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UN voices alarm at growing number of child marriages in Iran

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A growing number of “girls at the age of 10 years or younger … are subjected to child and forced marriages to much older men,” CRC said.

Compounding the problem were laws allowing sex with girls as young as nine, and a lack of criminalisation for sexual abuse of even younger children, it said.

The committee also lamented a law obliging wives “to fulfil sexual needs of their husbands at all times,” which it stressed “places child brides at risk of sexual violence, including marital rape.”

Stressing the devastating effects child marriage can have on the physical and mental health of young girls, the experts called on Tehran to introduce national laws clearly banning and criminalising the practice.

A growing number of “girls at the age of 10 years or younger … are subjected to child and forced marriages to much older men,” CRC said.

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