Social Harms

Afghanistan Producing 84% of World’s Opium: Iran

An Iranian official said above 84 percent of opium in the world originates from Afghanistan.

Acid Attackers in Iran May Face Capital Punishment

Iranian lawmakers have adopted a bill that allows the Judiciary to mete out capital punishment for acid attackers under certain circumstances.
Feeding Stations to Control Stray Dogs of Tehran

Stray Dogs of Tehran Controlled by Feeding Stations

A plan is set in motion to establish special locations outside the Iranian capital, Tehran, for feeding stray dogs.
Iranian MPs Vote to Step Up Acid Attack Punishment

Iranian MPs Vote to Step Up Acid Attack Punishment

The Iranian Parliament has passed legislation that steps up punishment for acid attacks and provides more support to survivors of such horrendous acts.

Young Offenders Stage Play in Support of ‘Iranian Oliver Twists’

A group of Iranian teenagers from the Juvenile Detention Centre in Tehran have staged a play named Oliver Twist based on the famous classic of the same name by British writer Charles Dickens, as part of a campaign to “support Iranian Oliver Twists.”

Shapour A.; From a Homeless Junkie to a High-Profile Writer

Shapour Ebrahim, also known as Shapour A., is a 68-year-old senior Iranian writer who has passed a surprisingly difficult life before becoming famous.
Hassan Rouhani - President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Rouhani Says 3.4m Jobs Created in 5 Years, but More Needed

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his administration has managed to create over three million job opportunities during the past five years he’s been in office, but that’s far behind what the society needs.

Former Drug Addicts Cook Gourmet Food

Some 15 men and women, who managed to give up drug addiction, have celebrated their feat by taking orders for food in a ceremony called “A Bite of Kindness.”

Married Girls Not Expelled from Day Schools in Iran Anymore

Day schools in Iran used to expel married students and send them to boarding schools on the pretext that they would give their classmates early awareness of marital matters, but the expulsions are going to stop.

Disabled Iranians Making Handicrafts to Make Ends Meet

A non-governmental charity in the city of Birjand in eastern Iran has trained and provided facilities for 70 disabled people to make a living by producing handicrafts.