Temporary and Child Marriages in Iran and Afghanistan

Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Issues

Book chapter on child marriage in Iran by: Kameel Ahmady

Editors: Behnaz Hosseini

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-4469-3

Publisher Name: Springer, Singapore

EBook Packages: Social SciencesSocial Sciences (R0)

Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-33-4468-6

Softcover ISBN: 978-981-33-4471-6

EBook ISBN: 978-981-33-4469-3

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This book discusses the popularity of temporary and child marriages in Iran and Afghanistan and explores their historical background and the reasons why they still persist today.

Further, it offers readers insights into the emotional and psychological violence that the women who have been subjected to these practices experience. The respective contributions address the persistence of these traditions, their ramifications for the wellbeing of women and the development of societies and human relations. Taken together, they offer an excellent academic tool for students, academics and researchers studying the anthropology and sociology of kinship, and family in the Middle East.

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Award ceremony at George Washington University: A Mini United Nations Convenes In Washington, D.C.

IKWRO are delighted to announce the nominees and winners of the True Honour Awards 2017, Kmaeel Ahmady for his work on FGM and ECM

Video and TV Interviews (in Farsi):

8th Milan Program, Marriage of Children

Manoto Network: Child Marriage

Interview with Didar News: An Investigation of the Phenomenon of Child Marriage through Culture and Tradition

IranWire: Children are the most important victims of temporary marriage

Media coverage (also in Farsi):

Kameel Ahmady—British-Iranian Anthropologist Arrested in Iran

Endangered scholars: Kameel Ahmady—British-Iranian academic Released in Iran

Scotsman: World needs to shout about scholars silenced by the state

Etemad online: 17% of marriages in the country are underage

Shahrvand Newspaper: Marriage in Childhood, Divorce in adolescence

IRNA: Child marriage, childhood dreams in the adult world

VOA: Childhood spouse in Iran has quadrupled with increased marriage loan

Shargh Newspaper: Most child marriage in Mashhad

Keyhan London: Fear of the Internet as the reason of young girls’ marriage in Iran!

Radio Frda: Increasing the age of marriage for girls and its legal barriers

BBC: World Girl’s Day; Interview with Kameel Ahmady about early marriage for girls in Iran

News Online: Bride Children, Groom Children, Divorced Adolescents / Research on Child Marriage / Khorasan at the top, Isfahan at the bottom

News Online: Most child marriages in Mashhad / 18 million mother-in-law families in Iran

Radiofarda: Early Marriage; Couples Going Home as a Child

Radiofarda: Anecdotes of Immature Brides

Radiofarda: Head of the Welfare Organization: Prevent child marriage

VOA: Warning over high divorce rates and thousands of widows in Iran

ISNA: 17% of marriages for girls under 18 years / 14.000 widows under 18 years in the country

Hrana: Hrana’s report on the convention of child marriage at the Anthropological Society of Tehran University

Bahar News: Early Child Marriage; House on the Water

Hrana: The legitimacy of early child marriage, a form of child abuse

Online News: One Million Children of Wives in Iran and the phenomenon of child molestation

IRNA: We need a comprehensive look at children’s laws

IRNA: Slaughter a child in the slavery of domestic slavery!

IRNA as a Researcher: 35% of Marriages in Khorasan Razavi are for Children

ISNA: “An Echo of Silence” A Comprehensive Research on Early Marriage in Iran

ISNA: Life Game

ISNA: At the age of 13, I was forced to marry with my cousin …

IRNA: The Tragedy of Social Researchers in Iran / Part I

IRNA: Corruption, Rent and Gambling are dragged to the Scientific Society / Part II

DW: There are 14,000 widows in Iran


DW: MP: We have to think of girls who want a husband

Al Arabia: 14,000 widows under 18 in Iran

IRNA: Why doesn’t the Spouse Child Prohibition Bill come to an end?

News: A 6-year-old girl is not a child / We have to think about girls seeking a husband

Shahrvand Newspaper: Trying to amend the law on temporary marriage

Hamshahri Newspaper: Little Girls Saying Goodbye to School

IranWire: Children are the most important victims of temporary marriage

BBC: 24% of Iranian marriages are teenage marriages

Awakening: ignorance that underlies child marriage

Aftab Yazd: Girls’ wages for wages

Entekar Newspaper: Child spouse, widow and prostitute

Aftab-e Yazd’s Report of a controversial clip in which the child is being promoted

Health News: Poverty, a key factor in early child marriage

Safe House: One Million Children spouse in Iran and the phenomenon of child miscarriage (temporary marriage)

Asr-e Iran: 14,000 widowed children under 18 years in the country / 17% girls of marriages in Iran under 18

Awakening: An Echo of Silence: Comprehensive Research on Early Child Marriage in Iran / Kameel Ahmady

Law Newspaper: In some provinces, we are faced with the purchase of childhood

Borna: Marrying a 6-month-old fetus in her mother’s womb!

[Economics: Most child marriage in Mashhad

Shirazeh Publication: Seminar Report on the Causes and Prevalence of Spousal Child Phenomenon

IBNA: Sharing the views of religious leaders to reducing the child marriage

IBNA: There is very little data on child marriage in Iran

Iranian Political Science Association: Spouse Child; Roots, Injuries, and Policymaking

Didar News: Report on Marriage and Divorce of Children in Iran / 14000 Widowed Children in Iran

Meidan: Marriage of girls under the age of 18; 17% of all marriages in the country

Didar News: The girl is the woman of the people!

Kayhan Novin: A social researcher warns of the presence of 14,000 widows in Iran

Imam Ali’s Population: An Echo of Silence: Comprehensive Research on Early Marriage

News Land: Temporary Marriage and Child Marriage are rape of children

Health News: Child Marriage are rape of children

Beautiful Isfahan: House on the water

Hana News: A house on the water

Anna News Agency: Marriage of children under the age of 13 is prohibited

Borna: Girls’ marriages for wages

Ana: Results of First Comprehensive Research on Early Marriage: Child Marriage; Divorce in Adolescence

Didar NEWS: Parliament raise child marriage age and pending to seal of Guardian Council

Fararo: Child marriage, Divorce in Adolescence

Ministry of Co-operation, Labor and Social Welfare: A Review of Child Poverty Prevention Strategies

Behdokht: Seminar on the Causes and Prevalence of Child Abuse

Supporters of Civil Society: Report of the Results of the First Comprehensive Survey on Early Child Marriage in Iran; Child Marriage; Divorce in Adolescence

Shahraara Online: Widowed children in second marriage are also not have the authority to select the second marriage

Un-Childhood: Hrana’s Report on the Conference on Child Marriage at the Anthropological Society of Tehran University

Ettelaat Newspaper: Immature Widows

Iran Global: Child marriage in Iran from the standpoint of statistics

Spadana News: 30% increase of Iranian child marriage within three years