Yasser MOHAMAD KHANI
of Sir Agha Seyed village
Sir Agha Seyed is an Iranian village in the province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, one of the most renowned destinations, particularly thanks to its atypical architecture. This province is also strongly affected by unemployment. Men are forced to leave their villages and migrate to surrounding cities like Ispahan in order to work. The village isolation and the fact that it is difficult of access is compelling men to stay away from their homes and their families for several months at a time. Women become responsible for all domestic tasks including, but not only, the agriculture and farm animals. They work a lot longer than men do, from very early mornings to late evenings, which causes women to age prematurely. Marriages for women that are still too young lead to life setbacks and deprive women of their basic human rights.