Stop Violence Against Women: Women at risk in Kurdistan


BBC: 25 November is the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women. To mark this, photographer Sarah Malian has been working with Christian Aid and a partner agency, Asuda, to document the lives of women affected by domestic violence in northern Iraq’s Kurdistan.

To the outside world, the largely Kurdish region of northern Iraq is considered to be one of the safest areas in this war-torn country, but for many women it remains a dangerous place. So-called “Honour killings”, suicide and self-harming because of domestic violence are everyday realities, especially for those in closed and conservative communities.


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