Arab World: The Highest Rates of "Spinsters" Found In Iraq and Lebanon

Arab World: The Highest Rates of "Spinsters" Found In Iraq and Lebanon
Tue 29-07-2014

In Iraq and Lebanon, marriage is the main topic between women and their families, as the "Spinstierhood"  rate in Lebanon reached to %85 and in Iraq up to %70.

On the other hand Palestine had the lowest rates in the Arab World, with only %7.

Unemployment rates in Iraq are also increasing between young men, which is affecting their marriage plans.

Many Iraqi women are now looking for help in order to get married, from "Matchmaking" women known as "Khataba" in the Arab World.

UN Women's representative, Frances Guy, explained that Iraqi women are facing big financial issues, as only %14 of Iraqi women work outside their homes. She also stated that %60 of those women were abused by their husbands.