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Iran: Unprecedented figures reported on last year’s divorce

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The number of divorces taken place in Iran over the past year as being “unprecedented” in the country’s history.
The number of divorces taken place in Iran over the past year as being “unprecedented” in the country’s history.

NCRI WOMEN COMMITTEE, 12 April 2018-- The state-run media in Iran have described the number of divorces taken place in Iran over the past year as being “unprecedented” in the country’s history.

The spokesman for the National Registration Organization announced that the registration of 174,597 divorces over the past year in Iran has broken the country’s record.

Over the Persian year 1396 (March 2017 – March 2018), one divorce was registered for every three marriages. Since a decade ago, the number of marriages has paved a downturn course, while the number of divorces has been on the surge.

The state-run Salamat News website wrote, “The number of divorces over the past year has been unprecedented over the past 51 years of the country’s history.”

A state-backed expert acknowledged that among the “very important” factors leading to increasing divorce is “the absence of happiness and joy at home and in society,” because in the absence of happiness, the family experiences tensions and consequently divorce rate surges. (The state-run salamatnews.com - April 11, 2018)

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