MEK Iran: the Increase in Suicide Among Women and Youth
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), reported that the ruling regime in Iran is the leading cause of the increase in suicide among women and youth.
the increase in suicide among women and youth.
Under the mullahs’ regime, and amid economic and political crises, Iran faces an increase in suicide as part of a pervasive social phenomenon. Iranians people especially women are committing suicide because they have no rights in Iran, therefore, no ambition in life.
In Iran, there are countless reasons for sadness, from the dress code to the music heard in the media and etc… people do not have just one or two problems; they have unemployment, where more than 30% of the country’s graduates are not working. People do not work in their fields of study. Society is devoid of happiness and hope.
Inforcing the rules from 100 years ago
The ruling mullahs, saying, ‘give birth to more babies! They to the girls that their hair was seen. Did they become religious? and so on… You cannot force society to observe rules from 100 years ago.
The numbers of suicide rates are wary across the country and the worse provinces are Kurdistan, Kermanshah, and Ilam has the highest suicide rates. Forced and early marriage among girls is also very common in these provinces; this is an important factor in the cause of suicide. According to the state-run ILNA news agency – February 14, 2021: In the last 3-4 years, about 60 people, most of them women, have committed suicide in the town Dishmuk city said a council member.
Forced and early marriages
Many forced and early marriages cause irreparable damage. In most cases, young girls drop out of school; many end up divorced and see no choice but to end their lives.
Anahita Shahidi, an 18-year-old from Sepidar village, Yasuj city, committed suicide due to her opposition to forced marriage. Anahita’s family wanted to force her to marry her cousin. She committed suicide while alone at home (On January 23, 2021).
Sahar Fakheri, 20, committed suicide using a shotgun in the city of Boyer-Ahmad in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province for opposing the forced marriage (On March 18, 2021,)
A 15-year-old girl committed suicide in Taybad city, located in Khorasan Razavi province. The girl was the victim of child marriage. Javad Afereidon, the public relations manager of the city’s health network, announced that the young girl had recently gotten married and committed suicide by ingesting rice pills (aluminum phosphide) (the state-run ISNA News Agency – March 24, 2021).
The rate of suicide has increased by 4.2 percent in one year
Forensic Medicine Organization announced that between March 21, 2020, and November 20, 2020, the rate of suicide has increased by 4.2 percent, compared to the same period of the previous year (the state-run Etemad Daily – February 18, 2021).
Two schoolgirls in Dezful committed suicide and died after ingesting rice pills (On January 25, 2021).
Two girls in Gorgan threw themselves off a pedestrian bridge and were seriously injured (the state-run ISNA News Agency – January 26, 2021).
An 11-year-old girl named Bina hanged herself in the village of Deh Ghazi in Dishmuk (the state-run ILNA News Agency – February 14, 2021).
The dictatorial rule of the mullahs is the main cause of suicide
The main cause of suicide in Iran is the dictatorial rule of the mullahs and the lack of freedom, especially for women.
“A small part of the social protests is taking on violence and serial suicide, and most of the protests could soon spread across the country, like the 2017 and 2019 protests,” according to a state-run newspaper (the state-run daily Jahanesanat – June 13, 2020).
Beyond all the frustration surrounding the mullahs’ misogynistic rule and overall distrust in the government, protests such as those in 2017 and 2019 are on the rise. The fact that more people are protesting gives hope to the Iranian people for the eventual overthrow of the regime.