Molaverdi calls for solving problems of women, families

Tehran, June 16, IRNA – Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi on Wednesday said cooperation between Iran and Vatican and other countries will help solve problems facing women and families.

Molaverdi told a meeting with Papal Council on Family Affairs in Vatican that extensive changes and developments have taken place in the family foundation over the past 50 years and the changes are common in many countries, so there should be common cooperation to take fundamental measures against the problems thus emanating.

She said increase in rate of divorce, lower marriages, less interest of the young couples to give birth to a baby, growing single member families, growth of different forms of family, extensive nucleolus family, increase in number of the elderly and female-oriented community of the aged 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.’