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Why are women in Iraqi Kurdistan setting themselves on fire?

Even though the Kurdistan region of Iraq has progressed economically and socially in the last few years, this northern part of the country remains a very patriarchal and conservative society.

Women continue to endure domestic violence, social injustice and discrimination.

Doctors say that each month they see hundreds of cases of self-immolation which are often the result of such treatment.

Mahmut Hamsici reports.

  • 01 Jun 2013
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