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Iran: Highest rate of women’s suicide in the Middle East

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 06 April 2018-- In a matter of two days, three women committed suicide in Iran and lost their lives.

A 68-year-old woman set herself aflame in Kouy-e Naft District of Ahwaz and died. This was announced by Reza Rafii, public relations director of the Emergency Medical Center of Khuzistan, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

The next day, Thursday, April 5, 2018, head of the Police Station in Tehran’s Niavaran announced that they had been informed at 1 a.m. that a 24-year-old woman had lost her life after throwing herself off an apartment complex in Kamraniyeh.

Also in Masjid Soleiman, southwestern Iranian Province of Khuzistan, a female college student hanged herself at home on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, and died.

Increasing pressure and restrictions on women in Iran and numerous obstacles for women’s employment and social activities has led to widespread depression and despair among women and culminated in a high rate of suicide, the highest for women in the Middle East.

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