At least 30 women murdered in Northern Kurdistan in 10 months
According to the IHD Amed Branch Women's Commission, at least 30 women were murdered in Northern Kurdistan in the first ten months of the year, while 37 others died suspiciously.
The Women's Commission of the Human Rights Association (IHD) Amed Branch released a report on femicides in Northern Kurdistan in the first ten months of 2021. IHD Deputy Co-Chair Rehşan Bataray Saman was also present at the press conference.
According to the data provided at the branch office, at least 30 women were murdered in the first ten months of the year, while 37 others died suspiciously.
Derya Yıldırım, a member of the IHD Amed Branch Women's Commission, stressed that misogynistic policies have continued throughout history.
Stating that patriarchal governments continue these policies in various ways, Yıldırım noted that the wars in the Middle East have serious consequences for women.
Yıldırım said, “Women and children are the most oppressed and affected groups by wars in the Middle East. As it was seen in Syria’s war, women, LGBTI+s, and children face discrimination and become victims of a variety of crimes, including kidnapping, sexual abuse, forced prostitution, and torture.”