630 women in Herat attempted suicide in past 6 months: Official

Health officials in the western province of Herat said on Thursday that 800 suicide attempts have been recorded in the province over the past six months--170 males and 630 females--and from that number 12 people died

Sep 11, 2020
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Health officials in the western province of Herat said on Thursday that 800 suicide attempts have been recorded in the province over the past six months--170 males and 630 females--and from that number 12 people died. Over 75% of the reported attempted suicides were women.

In this report, TOLOnews reporter Naseer Ahmad Salehi talked with an Afghan girl named Dunya who tried to commit suicide after her family forced her to marry an elderly man.

Dunya, 20, said she had no other option except to commit suicide after she considered that marrying the elderly man would "end her dreams."


https://tolonews.com/afghanistan/630-females-herat-attempted-suicide-past-6-months-official
 

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