Why are women in Iraqi Kurdistan setting themselves on fire?
1 June 2013 Last updated at 21:22 BST
Even though the Kurdistan region of Iraq has progressed economically and socially in the last few years, this northern part of the country remains a very patriarchal and conservative society.
Women continue to endure domestic violence, social injustice and discrimination.
Doctors say that each month they see hundreds of cases of self-immolation which are often the result of such treatment.
Mahmut Hamsici reports.