Source: Radio Zamaneh
Iran's minister of labour and social welfare says a center for homeless and runaway women will soon open in Tehran. ILNA reports that the center has been funded mainly by various charitable donations from within the country.
File Photo: A young prostitute in a Tehran street
Ali Rabii said runaway girls "are forced to take shelter with inappropriate individuals and become targets of abuse".
Rabii cited "forced marriage, inter-generational differences and online relationships" as major reasons for running away from home.
Recent reports indicate that girls as young as 12 are now running away from home and girl's as young as 15 are being pulled into prostitution.
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