Elimination of the practice of self-immolation by women in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, By Saman Salah Balaky, Kurdish Globe, Saturday, 14 August 2010, 09:48 EDT.  Author cites forced marriage as principle trigger behind the practice of self-immolation (suicide by setting self on fire) by Kurdish women. The Iraqi Kurdish Parliament and regional government have reportedly taken steps to ban non-consensual marriages, requiring intended brides to indicate their consent to the marriage before a judge in court.