The news of 14 Iranian women and girls committing suicide have been collected from press reports since the beginning of the Persian New Year on March 21, 2019.
Delina Rahmani, 18, took her own life after being beaten by his father and the man she was being forced to marry. She shot herself on Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Masoumeh Beryaji, 31, also hanged herself on April 21, 2019. She was from Sardasht, Iranian Kurdistan.
A female gynecologist, 45 with a 20-year-old son, killed herself on April 20, 2019, at her office in Tehran by injection of sedatives. (The state-run Khabar Online – April 23, 2019)
On April 17, 2019, Sima Malaii, 19, from Nishkolan village of Sardasht died after committing suicide.
Simin Mohebbi, 24, from Dehloran, ended her life on Sunday April 14, 2019 by taking rice pills.
In Urmia, Nazila Atmani, 17, took her own life on April 6, 2019, by drinking washing detergents.
On April 5, 2019, Leila Sarabi from Ilam hanged herself and died.
A young woman, Nooshin Manavi, who had set herself ablaze on March 20, 2019, lost her life after two weeks on April 4, 2019, due to the extent and depth of burns. She had a young child.
On April 1, 2019, a young woman, Shiler Ghaderi, committed suicide by hanging herself in Kermanshah.
Samira Yuzi, 15, shot herself dead in Kamyaran on March 31, 2019.
On March 27, 2019, Maryam Amani, a young woman from Dehloran, took her own life by taking rice pills. On the same day a married woman from Sanandaj by the name of Nashmil hanged herself and died.
An unidentified young woman ended her life on Friday, March 22, 2019.
According to a social pathologist, woman’s suicide rate in Iran increased by 66 percent during a five-year period. (The state-run Khabar Online – November 3, 2017)
The upward trend in the suicides of women indicates the excessive pressures on women and girls in Iran. Hopelessness, depression, anxiety and sense of insecurity accompanied by a feeling of humiliation are considered as the main reasons leading women and girls to physically eliminate themselves.
The rate of women’s suicide in Iran is the highest in the Middle East.