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Sexual Abuse: Children: Iran
(714 words)

A review of Iranian newspapers and magazines reveals that child sexual abuse is a problem and there is a need for laws protecting victims when sexual abuse happens inside the family. Among constraints that have hindered the preparation of a national plan of action is cultural resistance to addressing the problem because the subject is largely taboo. Often the issue is dealt with more generally under headings such as “violence” and “trauma” (UNICEF 2003). Sexual violence and abuse within the family is rarely re…

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Daneshpour, Manijeh, “Sexual Abuse: Children: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0145c>
First published online: 2009

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