Country Iran Islamic Republic of
Year 2014
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Office for Social Harm Victims was launched in 2014 and aims to provide psychosocial services to target groups on individual, family and social levels by relying on new scientific approaches in order to control and reduce social harm. The target group of this office are couples who have filed for divorce, girls and women who are socially harmed, girls at risk of social harm, women and girls who are vulnerable to violence or already abused. Among the most important practical measures of this office are the following:
• Launching 26 centers for the protection and rehabilitation of vulnerable women and girls in 23 provinces of the country in 2014;
• Launching 31 girls' health homes for those exposed to social harm in 2014;
• Launching 185 family intervention centers to reduce divorce in 31 provinces of the country in 2014;
• Establishing day care centers for children and families in 4 provinces; and
• Launching a safe house for women and girls exposed to violence or abused in 17 centers in 15 provinces in Iran.

Source of Information

Islamic Republic of Iran's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.21-22