0717 GMT March 20, 2019
Addiction and divorce are not the only social ills in Iran as there are a variety of other social problems in the country, said Iran’s vice president for women and family affairs.
According to IRNA, Masoumeh Ebtekar added, “We are required to study social problems and harms within the local context and then, find the proper solution for them.”
She noted that for instance there is an Iranian province in which addiction rate is low whereas the rate of violence is high.
Commenting on the implementation of a plan in Iran titled ‘National Family Dialogue’ — aimed at teaching and promoting life skills, Ebtekar hoped that the project would help curb violence and reduce the number of social ills in the provinces.
“People from all Iranian groups and social strata are required to cooperate to completely implement the ‘National Family Dialogue’ plan.”
She underlined that economic and social problems lead to a rise in the number of social ills as they impact families, adding the number of social and economic problems can be reduced through effective measures and more significant participation of domestic experts, elites and university professors to help protect families from such ills.
Ebtekar said the Vice-Presidency for Women and Family Affairs has compiled an atlas on the condition of women and family in the provinces and this has been updated based on the latest national census conducted in the year to March 2017.
“The statistics will be handed over to domestic sociologists to jointly solve these problems and minimize the number of [social] ills.”