Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Mowlaverdi stressed on Wednesday, June 15, that the cooperation between Tehran and Vatican City and other countries will help solve problems facing women and families.
Speaking in a meeting with Papal Council on Family Affairs in Vatican, Mowlaverdi noted that extensive changes and developments have taken place in the family foundation over the past 50 years.
The changes are common in many countries, so there should be mutual cooperation to take fundamental measures against the problems in this field, she went on to say as reported by IRNA.
She further noted that the increase in divorce rates, decreasing rates of marriage, less interest of young couples to give birth to a baby, growing number of single-unit families, and the increase in number of the elderly are among changes and developments in women and family.
“All these will leave abundant impact on weakening family and common cooperation can help overcome the challenges,” she added.