Violence Against Women Archives - KHRN

January 13, 2024

Special report: 23 women killed, dozens arrested, sentenced, fired from jobs

This report details cases of femicide, suspicious deaths of women, as well as the arrest and imprisonment of Kurdish women activists and their removal from their positions between 25 November 2022 and 25 November 2023. According to this report, at least 23 Kurdish women were murdered by male family members during this period. The deaths of three others were also reported as suspicious and linked...

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September 8, 2022

Iran: Woman attacked by neighbour loses her life in hospital

A woman named Shiler Rasouli, who had thrown herself from a two-story building to escape the attack of a man in Marivan, Kurdistan province, on 3 September, lost her life today. Reportedly, after the news about Rasouli's death was published, a group of women held rallies to protest against the escalation of violence against women and the lack of women's safety in society. On 3 September,...

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September 6, 2022

Protesting women demand security in Iran’s Marivan

A group of women gathered today in front of the justice building in Marivan, Kurdistan province, protesting against a lack of security for women in the city. Holding placards regarding the increase in violence against women, the demonstrators demanded security for women. In the past few days, a man, knowing that a woman in the neighbourhood was alone at home, tried to attack her by breaking...

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October 19, 2021

A report on Faezeh’s murder: The witch who rebels against her father

Fatemeh Karimi (Source: On 3 October, a physician at Kowsar Hospital in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, named Iman Navabi, drew attention to a femicide case on his personal Instagram account. In this post, which was removed sometime later from his account due to pressures, he said: “They brought a 22-year-old girl whose father burned 85% of her body with gasoline. And it was because she had...

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May 18, 2019

Seven Activists Arrested in a Protest to End Violence Against Women in Marivan

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): A group of civil activists were arrested in Marivan by law enforcement forces following a peaceful protest to end violence against women on May 16, 2019. "The violence against women has been intensified recently, they are either killed by their relatives or by unknown people. For hundreds of years, women have fallen victim to male-dominated cultures and they are being...

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