Middle-Aged Women More Prone to Abuse

Middle-Aged Women More Prone to AbuseMiddle-Aged Women More Prone to Abuse

Women between 45-49 years of age are more likely to be subject to domestic violence, says Dr. Shahla Moazzami, a criminal science and criminology instructor at Tehran University.

“Based on recent research, almost 66% of the female population in Iran has experienced domestic violence, most of which takes place in the form of psychological and verbal abuse,” she said at a conference on ‘Prohibiting Domestic Violence’ on Tuesday.

She added that only less than one-third of women who fall victim to various forms of abuse are willing to report or file a lawsuit, reports ISNA.

At present, there is no international or national convention to prevent acts of violence against women and girls.