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NIU- According to the latest statistics provided by the Civil Registry Organization of Iran, the first 9 of months of Iranian calendar year 1392 (March – November, 2013) saw the registration of 31,000 marriages of young girls under the age of 15. One third of the total marriages during this time involve girls under the age of 19, Deuche welle website reported on July 7, 2014. 

International Reporter: Mrs. Rajavi, very rightly and justifiably spoke on the occasion, first of all she hailed the political prisoners on hunger strike, including those in Evin and Gohardasht, as well as their families, and all those that through protests, sit-in and hunger strike for having risen against the religious fascism ruling Iran in defense of the resistant political prisoners.

Khamenei, mullah’s Supreme Leader, chastised those who defend gender equality and described their demands as “treacherous”. He said, “A research center must be established for ‘compilation of a comprehensive strategy about woman’ and this new strategy must distance itself from the ‘treacherous but apparently sympathetic Western theories’ on issues such as employment and gender equality.” 

Supreme Leader of misogynist regime of mullahs described equal rights for women in employment and studies as utterly wrong convictions of the West that is obsolete and treacherous.

Many of the discriminatory bills proposed during Ahmadinejad’s tenure have become law during Rouhani’s administration.Source UPI- By Edit Bauer- Hope and change, two of the buzzwords of President Obama’s election campaign (and the campaigns of most incoming leaders) feature prominently in talk concerning Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani amongst the international community. For Iran’s populace and women in particular, however, there have been only two real changes: a change in the regime’s rhetoric and a change in domestic abuses, which have deteriorated even further since Rouhani’s tenure. As for hope, the only real hope that remains for a positive development resides in international action.

NCRI- A group of Iraqi women have demonstrated in Baghdad against a draft law approved by the Iraqi cabinet that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls.

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