The latest news and views about various social harms
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An exhibition of paintings drawn by little kids for unparented and neglected children was recently held in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
An Iranian lawmaker says a committee should be set up to deal with the health issues related to street children.
An Iranian social welfare official says a special van has started collecting child labourers from the streets of Tabriz in northwestern Iran.
Saman Arastoo, an Iranian actor and director, was born a woman, but he soon found out that he is very different from his peers.
A Muslim seminary student has talked a young girl out of committing suicide in Tabriz, a city in northwestern Iran.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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