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Child Rights 2019, 1(3): 159-127 Back to browse issues page
A Survey of Child Marriage in the Country with Emphasis on East Azarbaijan Province
Kamal Koohi
Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, Institute of Social Research, University of Tabriz, Member of the Scientific Center for Health Sociology, Tabriz, Iran.
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Child marriage is one of the major challenges in the family institution and in society. Child marriage has been widespread throughout the history of societies depend on time and place. But its increase in society, especially for reasons such as poverty and the widespread age difference is considered a threat to the institution of the family and society. In this article, child marriages across the country are reviewed based on valid statistical yearbooks. The results of statistical analysis show that the trend of child marriage has been increasing since 2011 until 2019 and Khorasan-e-Razavi, East Azarbaijan, Sistan and Baluchestan and Khuzestan provinces are among the provinces with the highest rates of child marriage. Yazd and Semnan provinces have the least statistics.
East Azarbaijan province ranks second in early marriage and child marriage as well as in divorce in the age group of 10 to 14 years. Within the provinces, child marriage is more common in the cities of Malekan, Bostanabad, Sarab and Charoimagh and the highest divorce rate was observed in early marriages in Varzaghan, Malekan, Sarab, Khodafarin, Kaleibar and Hashtrood. Therefore, for preventing, adjustment and controlling of unintended and unwanted child marriage in the community and proper management of families with child marriage, it seems that education and promotion of life skills and communication of child marriage families, education and awareness of different groups of people about child marriage outcomes, Social, Legal and Economic Prevention of child marriage based on economic poverty, creation of a database and observation of issues and problems of child marriage, employing religious leaders and community Imams in changing the stereotypes , Creating a legal obligation to deliver courses Life and marital harassment, banning abnormal age at marriage and marrying under 14, and forming medical, psychological, social, and cultural committees to guide families on the path to successful marriage are the ways in which the abnormal child-marriage rate can be decreased, Controlled and modified.

Please cite this article as: Koohi K. A Survey of Child Marriage in the Country with Emphasis on East Azarbaijan Province. Child Rights J 2019; 1(3): 127-159.
Keywords: Child Marriage, Early Marriage, Divorce, Family, Age Difference
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Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2019/10/6 | Accepted: 2019/11/1

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