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 241 female deaths and suicide cases recorded in six months in Iraq's Kurdistan

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241 female deaths and suicide cases recorded in six months in Iraq's Kurdistan  25.7.2012 







July 25, 2012

ERBIL-Hewlęr, Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — Some 241 female deaths and suicide cases were recorded in the last six months in the Kurdistan Region, said the General Directorate for Combating Violence Against Women.

According to the directorate’s statistics there were 81 rape cases against women: 45 in Sulaimaniyah, 12 in Erbil, 17 in Duhok and seven in Garmian.

In Erbil some 79 females committed suicide by burning. There were also 73 cases of violence against women and 521 lawsuits related to violence against women in Erbil.

Duhok witnessed 38 suicide cases by burning and 354 lawsuits.

Sulaimaniyah had 102 female suicide cases by burning, 313 cases of violence against women and 434 lawsuits related to violence against women.

Garmian witnessed 22 suicide cases by burning, 78 cases of violence against women and 113 lawsuits in violence-related cases.

According to official statistics 17 female in Iraqi Kurdistan Region's cities and provinces were raped in June, said the general directorate of tracing violence against women. Nine of the rape cases were in Sulaimaniyah, four were in Erbil,www.ekurd.net two in Duhok and two in Garmian.

By Dawan Hadi

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