Shahindokht Molaverdi

The Iranian president’s advisor on women’s issues says the administration has proposed a bill “to provide women with security against violence.”

ISNA reported on Thursday November 27 that Shahindokht Molaverdi spoke at a ceremony at Mashhad University to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, indicating that parts of the proposed bill will be incorporated into the bill to reform the Islamic penal code.

Molaverdi said the judiciary will incorporate the administration’s proposals by increasing penalties or imposing new ones.
She added it will be up to the administration to implement the other sections of the bill, which include “cultural and preventive education and support.”

On Friday, however, Molaverdi reported on her Twitter account that 32 volumes of a report on confronting violence against women, which was prepared during the term of former reformist president Mohammad Khatami, are now missing and cannot be found in the archives of the Interior Ministry of the Interior.