Leader urges increasing birth rate in order to have a young, healthy, dynamic, and booming society. 

Leader declares family policies under 16 paragraphs 

September 3, 2016

TEHRAN – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei declared on Saturday general policies on family to the three branches of the government under 16 paragraphs, characterizing family as the “cornerstone of the Islamic society.” 

“As the underlying entity and cornerstone of the Islamic society, family is the locus of growth, human sublimity, and the source of well-being, flourishing, prowess, and spiritual promotion for the country and the establishment…” the Leader stated. 


In its push toward what the Leader termed a “family-based society,” the country should focus on the ensuing guidelines: 


1. Establishing a family-based society and reinforcing and strengthening family and its main functions on the basis of an Islamic model of family


2. Considering family as a pivotal entity in regulations and laws, executive policies, and all educational, cultural, social, and economic systems, particularly the housing and urban development  


3. Highlighting the functions of family-mosque links to preserve and promote the Islamic and national identity as well as family and society


4. Forming a nationwide movement to facilitate and disseminate successful marriage for girls and boys and all of those at marriage age through enforcing supportive policies and culture-making 


5. Strengthening family and promoting its social capital on the basis of fairness, satisfaction, friendship, and respect 


6. Offering and working out the Islamic model of family and boosting the Islamic-Iranian life style


7. Revising, rectifying, and completing the judicial system and the relevant procedures in connection with family 


8. Creating a healthy environment and observing Islamic norms in relations between men and women


9. Promoting living and economic conditions of families through empowering them to diminish future concerns about employment, marriage, and housing 


10. Organizing the counseling system of the country for offering services before and after forming a family and facilitating access to the services  


11. Strengthening and encouraging families to help the country to push forward with its goals and plans in all cultural, economic, political, and defensive sectors


12.  Supporting the dignity of connubiality, motherhood, house holding, paternal and economic roles of men, etc. 


13.  Preventing social abnormalities and factors which loosen the foundations of family, particularly the issue of divorce 


14. Supporting female-headed single parents financially, economically, and culturally and encouraging them to re-marry  


15.  Adopting supportive and encouraging mechanisms for honoring the old in families and boosting their physical and emotional cares


16. Working out mechanisms to promote general well-being of families, particularly the fertility well-being and increasing birth rate in order to have a young, healthy, dynamic, and booming society 

AK/PA 

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