Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

On 17 October 2020, security camera footage surfaced of an Iraqi woman cloaked in black, her face barely visible, moving ominously along the Tigris River Corniche, hand-in-hand with her two year-old son, Hurr, and cradling her one-year old daughter, Masuma.The macabre scene captured seconds later showed the woman tossing her babies off the bridge into the river, and sauntering away unflinchingly.The footage, understandably, sent the nation into cardiac arrest. Social media and news sites have been frothing with rage, anguish and damning judgements of the woman’s motherhood, while others rushed…

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