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Iran Launched a Matchmaking App Because Young People Aren’t Procreating

Iran’s official matchmaking app is little more than an attempt to control women’s bodies through state-sanctioned marriage and childbearing, civil liberties advocates say.

“Hamdam,” launched last week, has been described as the only official “dating” platform in Iran by the head of the country’s anti-cybercrime police, who dubbed all other relationship apps illegal.

United for Iran, a US-based non-profit that is working to advance civil liberties in the country, said that the Iranian government had chosen the same name as a period-tracking app the organisation launched in 2017.

Read the full article on Vice.