By Staff Writer, Iran Probe
Friday, 24 June 2016
Poverty forcing women to selling their own babies
The Iranian vice president in women and family affairs described the number of unborn babies being sold in Iran as “high.”
“Economic poverty, cultural poverty, drug addiction, homelessness, children being forced into early marriages are amongst the elements that can force women into selling their own babies,” said Shahindokht Molavardi.
Iran is spending at a high rate its national treasures and oil revenue on the skyrocketing expenses of war in Syria and other terrorist attacks across the Middle East and around the world. In such conditions, the poor general population in Iran are suffering the most.
“We have no statistics of how many newborns are sold. However, the numbers are so high that it has reached the media,” Molavardi added.
“If we intend to prevent this phenomenon from continuing, one must pay attention to the entirety of these elements and resolve this matter,” she continued.
“We called on the judiciary minister to present a report [on the issue of under 18 juveniles being wedded off], yet this ministry referred this matter to the National Juveniles Rights Association,” Molaverdi said.
“We are waiting for this report to evaluate the issue of under aged marriages to see what has happened in this regard,” she added.