Friday, February 3, 2023

Social Harms

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.

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.

Celebrities Help Quake-Hit People of Kermanshah Cope with Tragedy

One year has passed since a deadly quake jolted the western province of Kermanshah in Iran, leaving over 600 people dead. From the early minutes after the tragic quake, many Iranians including celebrities rushed to the affected areas, offering help to their quake-hit fellowmen.

Gov’t Pays Blood Money for 2014 Isfahan Acid Attacks as Culprits Not Caught

The lawyer of victims of the 2014 acid attacks in the central city of Isfahan says the assailants have not yet been found despite relentless efforts by provincial authorities, and the victims’ blood money were paid by the government.

Acid Attack Victim Pushes for Law Banning Sale of Acid in Iran

An Iranian girl who has fallen victim to an acid attack is pushing for legislation that would ban the purchase and sale of acid to prevent further acid attacks in the future.

Number of Iranian Drug Addicts Decreasing

Iran’s interior minister says the country’s intensive fight against narcotics is gradually paying off, as the number of Iranian drug addicts has decreased about one million in recent years.

From Addict to Cyclist; How to Ride Again after 20 Years of Struggling with Drugs

The news is filled with stories about people who have been able to overcome the battle of addiction. Though these stories are inspirational, few of them match Mohammad's story; an addict who stopped taking drugs after 20 years and became a cyclist travelling around the country.

Iran Opens Its First Autism Library

Iran’s Autism Association has opened a library in Tehran which helps autistics socialize with each other and raises public awareness about the disorder.

Iranian Pupils Draw Paintings for Parentless Children

An exhibition of paintings drawn by little kids for unparented and neglected children was recently held in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

7,500 Addicted Babies Born in Iran Every Year

The latest studies have revealed that 7,500 babies are being born in Iran every year with addiction to illicit drugs.

Iran Working to Handle Street Children’s Health Issues

An Iranian lawmaker says a committee should be set up to deal with the health issues related to street children.

Iranian City Collecting Child Labourers from Streets

An Iranian social welfare official says a special van has started collecting child labourers from the streets of Tabriz in northwestern Iran.

Agonizing Odyssey of Iranian Transsexual: From Despair to Survival

Saman Arastoo, an Iranian actor and director, was born a woman, but he soon found out that he is very different from his peers.

Muslim Seminary Student Saves Suicidal Girl’s Life

A Muslim seminary student has talked a young girl out of committing suicide in Tabriz, a city in northwestern Iran.

All Iranian Draftees Must Pass Addiction Prevention Courses

An anti-drug official says all Iranian men doing their military services are required to pass compulsory training courses on addiction prevention; otherwise, their military service completion certificate will not be issued.

Sorrowful Story of Disabled War Veteran Bullied in Tehran

Social media users in Iran have been shocked after seeing the photos released of a disabled Iranian war veteran who is extorted and dragged on the street ground by a number of bullies who later steal his car.

Iranian Officials Pay Visit to Homeless People Who Lived inside Graves

Following the widespread reactions made to a recent report about a number of homeless junkies living inside graves in a cemetery near Tehran, a number of Iranian officials have paid separate visits to these drug addicts, who are now transferred to a rehab centre.

Homeless Junkies Living inside Graves Draw Widespread Reactions in Iran

A recent news report about dozens of homeless drug users living inside graves in a cemetery near Tehran received numerous reactions by Iranian people and celebrities, including the Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi who wrote an open letter to President in reaction to the report.

Iranian Health Minister Reports on Social Harms to Leader

Iran’s Minister of Health has recently briefed the Leader of the Islamic Revolution on the latest situation of social harms in Iran, describing it as painful yet treatable.

Feeling of Inferiority; Self-inflicted Violence against Women

One of the most extreme forms of self-inflicted violence experienced by some Iranian women is that they sell themselves short and become blind followers of imported aesthetic standards.

Bringing the last order under control

In this day and age, a busy lifestyle has got people so immersed in their daily lives that they are neglectful of people around them, especially the world-weary ones who are one step away from committing suicide.

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