60 women committed suicide in South Kurdistan in six months
29 women set their bodies on fire and 31 women were driven into suicide and ended their lives in the first half of 2022.
Holding a press conference in Sulaymaniyah on Tuesday, the Organization for Legal Solidarity With Women in South Kurdistan (North Iraq) announced its report on violence against women during the first six months of 2022.
Pointing to increasing violence against women in South Kurdistan, the organization stated that as many as 60 women have committed suicide in the first six months of this year while 22 women have been murdered.
According to the report, 29 women set their bodies on fire and 31 women were driven into suicide and ended their lives. 22 women were murdered on various grounds such as “honor issues”.
The organization called on competent authorities to take urgent action to end femicides.
According to the report, 40 women were murdered in Sulaymaniyah city alone in 2021 and 62 women ended their own lives, yet no legal process has been launched into the incidents.