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News ID: 5630
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 14:05 - 01 December 2014
Tehran, YJC. Member of parliament says the statistics that says 1 out of 3 Iranian women experience violence against them is not correct.

Zohre Tabib Zadeh Nouri, member of the Women Parliamentary Group, in interview with the Islamic Consultative News Agency in response to a proposed national reference to protect women against violence said "There is no national reference to pursue a domestic issue. The term ‘national reference’ is used when something ultra-national is the case.”

The Tehran, representative to the Majlis said "As for the issue of violence and the specification of its forms and intensity, we do not consider any non-local organization as valid. So if we try to address the issue according to the legal procedure, using the title of ‘national reference’ will go against the country’s regulations.”

To protect women against violence, we need no such thing as a national reference, Tabib Zadeh asserted, adding "to form support for women against violence, it would be enough if an organization is given the responsibility so that inspective organizations would then question that organization.”

"Since the Majlis cannot impeach anyone other than ministers, it is necessary that a governmental organization would be made responsible for women’s affairs.”

She added "If, on the other hand, the Ministry of Justice is to become the entity to pursue affairs about protective women, the minister would be responsible, in which case it would not again be necessary to use the term ‘national reference’.”

Pointing to statistics claiming that one out of three Iranian women undergo violence, she said "There is no document to prove such claims, so much so that in our religious culture, violence is defined differently than in the West.”

"It must be made clear that what indices were used to determine violence against women in those statistics. In our country, it is a legal requirement that the wife should follow her husbands opinion for a travel permission while in the West such a thing is regarded as violence against women.”

Tags
violence ، against ، women ، wav ، iran ، majlis
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