Suicide Of Young Women In Iran Indicates Pressure On Women, Girls

The upward trend in the suicide of women indicates the excessive pressures on women and girls in Iran. At least seven young women, including three teenage girls at the age of 16, have ended their lives in recent days.

Ms. Parisa Ravandi (daughter of Ayyub), 23, from Oshnavieh, ended her life on Friday, January 25, 2019, through an injection. The body of this young woman was found at home on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

In Tehran, a 34-year-old woman hung herself in a filmmaking office on January 27, 2019. She did not have a place to sleep in Tehran and spent nights in the office. (The state-run Rokna News Agency – January 27, 2019)

Zahra Zaban-Ran, a 23-year-old from Malekshahi, in Ilam Province, hung herself a week after her marriage and ended her life on Monday, January 21, 2019.

Another reported case was the suicide of a young woman through air injection while she was in an automobile next to a petrol station in Sowme’eh Sara. (The state-run Tabnak Website – January 20, 2019)

On Friday, January 17, 2019, a 16-year-old girl named Aida Alizadeh in Ravansar hung herself and ended her life. On Saturday, January 12, 2019, a 16-year-old girl named Sara in Sanandaj also hung herself and ended her life. Around the end of December 2018, another 16-year-old girl in Sanandaj named Shima Amjadi attempted suicide by hanging herself because of economic problems and died in the medical center several days after admission.

According to the annual statistics released by the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine in September 2018, in Iran, women’s suicide rates in 2017 alone were more than 1,365 people, at least 4 women per day.

Officials and experts in the regime have repeatedly acknowledged that suicide rates in Iran are not fully reported and announced, and the statistics reported by government authorities should be considered as a minimum.

According to a social pathologist, last year, woman’s suicide rate in Iran increased by 66 percent during a five-year period. (The state-run Khabar Online – November 3, 2017)