صحف نت - Although the law criminalizes child labor in Iran under the age of 15 and prohibits the participation of who is under 18 in dangerous and arduous work, the Iranian reality is otherwise , as 9 million children are working in Iran and living in conditions described as inhuman.
International organizations: 9 million working children
The statistics of international organizations, including UNICEF, confirm that Iran's share of children employment reaches 9 million children under the age of 18, most of them working in hazardous conditions in various sectors including construction, bricks, factories and farms, selling drugs and begging in the street due to extreme poverty of Iranian families but the Iranian government does not recognize all these children and accepts only 2 million of them.
Gangs exploit children
The newspaper "Mashreq News" pointed out that there are gangs working in the field of child labor in Iran, and that they exploit the poverty of families and employ these children in difficult work in return for a small amount of money to their families, adding that many of these children became addicted by these gangs, and that addiction leads those children to depend completely on them
Raped during the working period
The Hamdali newspaper reported that a large segment of child labor is used for drug trafficking and they are deprived from play and rest, and many of them are raped during work and subjected to sexual abuse.
30% do not go to school
According to Shahrvand, the Iranian government recognizes only 2 million children from the real number of child labor, and 30 percent of the working children in Iran do not go to school at any time in their lives.
Suicide rise among children
Iran's child rights expert, Kayanush Hadi Shariati, said suicide among children in his country had become alarming and had reached the "warning" level.
Shariati said in an interview with the Iranian news agency ILNA that violence, pressure and forced labor are among the real reasons for the rise in suicides among children and young people in Iran.
"بإمكانكم إيضاً مطالعة خبر (Child labor in Iran is legitimate rape of their innocence (report) - صحف نت) من موقع (اليمن العربي)"