Over 20 thousand women murdered in South Kurdistan in 29 years
Since the 1991 uprising in Kurdistan region, over 20 thousand women have been murdered with various excuses.
Women’s association ‘Conscience Group’ held a demonstration in the Dayik Park in Sulaymaniyah city of Southern Kurdistan on November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Group member Sakar Ebdullah read the press statement and said, “We are in the 21st century and women are still subjected to the persecution of the male-dominant mentality. They are exposed to violence in different forms on daily basis. Since the 1991 uprising in Kurdistan region, over 20 thousand women have been murdered with various excuses.”
Another action in Sulaymaniyah was staged by the Movement of Free Women from Kurdistan (RJAK) in the Baxê Giştî area in protest against violence and occupation.
Soma Ferhad in the name of RJAK addressed the crowd and said; “There is systematical violence against women all around the world. Violence has reached an alarming level in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region and the existing laws are not in favor of women.”