Iran:Domestic Violence Against Family Members on the Rise

 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 1:05:51 PM

By: Kaveh Taheri

Domestic violence against family members has reach record highs.

26% of emergency calls are related to domestic violence, Jam-e Jam newspaper quoted deputy of Welfare Organization Habibollah Masoudi. Domestic violence reaches alarming levels in Iran, confirm officials.

More than 66% of women are to be victimized of domestic violence, mostly by their partners, reports Mehr News. One in twenty women experience violence by their partners/husbands, confirms Tasnim News. In Iran, less than 35 percent of domestic violence reported to the police and social emergency. Domestic violence has not been increased, but recently the number of its reports shows growth, some experts believe. At least 15,000 domestic violence cases reported across the country in 2014, HRANA quoting deputy police chief general Saeed Monatzer al-Mahdi.

There is an undeniable relationship between lack of economic independence of women and violence against them, ISNA quoting Elham Morovati the senior expert in women studies.

Iranian women's economic participation rate is only 13 percent. 87% of the female population were not active in economic affairs in 2015 and approximately half of employed-women population in Iran are practicing in unofficial economy sectors, according to advisor of Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare. High educated womens economic participation rate in Iran is 30% and general rate of women's economic participation is 12.7%, in 2015 Mehr News reported from deputy of Minister of Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare.

Honor killings are the worst extreme kind of violence against women in their families, says Shahindokht Molaverdi the vice president of Iran in the cabinet of Hassan Rouhani in the section of Women and Family Affairs. Dozens of honor killing-related deaths annually reported in Iran. Girls are to be victimized of domestic violence/ people could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for murdering their children, especially girls, in honor killing, ILNA reports from a judicial officer.

29 domestic violence cases against men reported in Mazandaran province within the past six months- the number of domestic violence against men on the rise by 21% over the same period last year, says IRNA. "Domestic violence against men has trebled around the world in the past decade."

At least 400 child abuse cases reported in Isfahan province within the past six months. Three-month-old baby died because of concussion after the baby got abused, reports Mehr News. More than 15,000 emergency calls have reported in Mazandaran province last year, 500 cases of them were related to child abuse and 40 cases of children laborers, Reports ISNA. Three-year-old boy died after received abuse by his mother, says Mazandaran Forensics.

Two six-year-old kids died in Mashhad city, Razavi Khorasan province on October 2016. The kids received "corporal punishment" by their parents; domestic violence cited as reason for deaths, according to run-state news.

12-year-old girl was victimized of domestic violence in Mashhad on October, says official media. The girl died as a result of internal bleeding after received physical harm by her father.

Recently, Three-year-old girl Setayesh was to be victimized of domestic violence, via Tabnak. Bruises, wound and burn marks and discolored skin appear on Setayesh's body, caused by her parents' violent mistreatment. She was subjected to "degrading and violent abuse" due to her parents' addiction, according to Rafsanjan attorney general.

Setayesh currently is to be protected by Welfare Organization after being hospitalized, confirms HRANA.

Domestic Violence act has been inspired by Iranian governments. If you wish to know how it is possible, look at how the regime presents its cultural products.

"It was better that the Ministry of Education and Science published and taught Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in the books of the first grade in elementary schools", ISNA quoting Hussein Ahmadi Niyaz Iranian lawyer.

Violence are being promoted in student books for the occasion of "Relief Holiday" also known as Qurban ("Festival of the Sacrifice"), the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, reports HRANA.

Lately, extremist leaders of Iran have come out in support of war by promoting the spirit of war, violence training and ideological concepts to children in amusement parks across the country, confirms HRANA.