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A woman walks amid a pile of clothes next to an outdoor charity wall marked as "the generous wall," in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. (photo by GETTY/Safin Hamed)

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Self-immolations on the rise among Iraqi Kurdish women

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017 | Laurene Daycard, Contributor

Despite the colorful image painted to the outside world of female peshmerga forces contributing to the fight in Iraqi Kurdistan, some women in the region are facing extensive oppression and violence.

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Laurène Daycard is a Paris-based reporter frequently covering women's issues between Europe and the Middle East. On Twitter: @LaureneDaycard

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