09 January 2020 :
48 Cases of Child Brides Under the age of 13 Were Registered in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province. On December 25, 2019, Abdolreza Karimi, the head of the National Organization of Civil Registry of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province confirmed registering marriages of 48 girls under the age of 13 and a 16-year old boy in this province in the past nine months; 45 girls were 13 years old and three of them are 12 years old. He also added that the divorce rate was increased by 0.4 % compared to last year. Child brides have been growing in Iran in recent years. Children’s rights activists claim that this will negatively affect the wellbeing of Iranian families in the future.