Ghazvin census director said 920 girls under the age 14, and one girl under the age of 10 were married off last year.
“Of course, during this period the marriage of a girl under the age of 10 has also been registered,” Mohammad Sadra said.
“Currently the highest number of marriages amongst girls in Ghazvin is between the age group of 15 to 19, and last year 3,487 girls in this age group were married,” he added.
Sara Behrouzi, a family advisor, expressed her discontent of these shocking numbers amongst girls under the age of 15 in Ghazvin.
“Considering the changes that have been seen in today’s lifestyle seen across the country, girls under the age of 15 are still considered children and not able to manage their lives in the best possible way,” she said.
(State-run Tabnak website – September 19, 2015)