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Mission Network News reports that honor killings and abuse have become increasingly common in Iran; approximately 70-percent of women experience rape or sexual trauma. Earlier this month, a man set his wife on fire after learning she was pregnant with their sixth daughter.

“We’ve [heard about] men who sold their wives to other men for money. We’ve [talked to] young girls raped by their own fathers, by their brothers,” says Nazanin Baghestani, who oversees the follow-up component of Heart4Iran’s trauma counseling program.

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