Video games, which are known for being violent and often violent and violent towards women, are being blamed for the increase in female suicides.
In an article published by Al Jazeera on Thursday, the International Association of Medical Directors (IAMD) said it was “proud to stand in solidarity with women and girls who are suffering”.
“We are the ones who have the responsibility to save our daughters and young women,” Dr. Maria Fortunato, a senior medical director for the IAMD, told the news agency.
“We have to be the ones that are in the best position to help.”
The International Association for Medical Directors, an international association of medical professionals and health care workers, said women in the gaming industry were “increasingly vulnerable” to suicide.
“The gaming industry has a long history of promoting violence and dehumanising women,” the IADD said in a statement on Thursday.
“Gaming has become a key way for players to express their emotions and make the world a better place.
We call on the industry to ensure that there is no room for violence and abuse in the industry.”
It said that it had been working with the games industry to make a commitment to reduce violence against women.
“We believe that gaming should not be a platform for violence or misogyny,” the statement said.
“It should be a place where people can express their own emotions and to learn from each other.
This commitment has been an important component of the IAMA’s efforts to protect women in gaming.”
According to the World Health Organization, there are about 13 million active players in video games, and in 2015, about 3.3 million were women.