The Iraqi police received a report recently of a bride’s suicide one day after her marriage, found hanging from a rope bound from the ceiling of her room … This investigation reveals the reasons for the escalation of suicides in Iraq, as well as how many murders of women end up recorded as suicides.
I couldn’t do anything for her, I continued on my way after he smacked her on the head in the middle of the street. He hit her so hard that she almost fell to the ground. She was 13 or 14 years old, and she did not dare lift her head after he hit her, while he repeated: “you filthy dog.”
I accidentally saw a hashtag calling for accountability for the murderer of a girl who has the same name as mine. The victim did not only have my name; but she was also a rural Egyptian young girl, who was the mother to one child, and was married to a non-Egyptian, just like me.
We are currently witnessing a pandemic, economic disasters and an imminent war. However, if we examine public debates in recent months, we will notice a significant obsession with women: what they do, what they wear, and how they live.