EU Project: An interview of Dr. Edith Szanto by Lynn Rose about Women and Islam

Funded by the EU, CGDS is producing podcasts, in Kurdish, Arabic and English to promote understanding of gender issues in the region. The following is one of the podcasts produced for the project. Dr. Edith Szanto, whose PhD in Religious Studies is from the University of Toronto, served as assistant...

Dr. Edith Szanto, whose PhD in Religious Studies is from the University of Toronto, served as assistant professor at AUIS for several years.

New Article by CGDS Director

CGDS is pleased to announce that the latest article by Dr. Choman Hardi, Director of the Center for Gender Development and Studies, and a Co-Director of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub has been published by the London School of Economics (LSE) website. The article addresses the...

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 21:15

CGDS Attends UN Meeting

On March 10 th , 2020, CGDS representatives traveled to the UN Compound in Erbil to meet with several NGOs in Iraq including UNFPA. The discussions focused on addressing and eliminating GBV in Iraq. Dr. Lynn Rose, CGDS Deputy Director, and Mr. Rasti Ranj, Hub Regional Manager, attended the meeting.

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 06:00

CGDS Engaged in the Human Rights and Gender Justice Law Clinic’s Experts Covening Series

On March 9th, 2020, CGDS Director, Dr. Choman Hardi, took part in an experts meeting entitled “Reimagining Justice: Ending Impunity for Gender-Based Crimes at the Margins” at the City University of New York- School of Law. The event was sponsored by the Human Rights and Gender Justice (HRGJ)...

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 18:30

CGDS Participates in the “Women's Movements in the Middle East: Film and Panel” Event

On March the 6th, 2020, Dr. Choman Hardi, CGDS Director, took part in “I Am The Revolution,” a screening and panel at the graduate center of the City University of New York. The theme of the event was feminist struggles in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Rojava. Hosted by the Emergency...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 22:15

CGDS Gains Institutional Membership in the Disability History Association

CGDS is proud to support The Disability History Association (DHA) as an institutional member. The DHA is an international non-profit organization that promotes the study of disabilities throughout history. This includes, but is not limited to, the history of individuals or groups with disabilities, perspectives on disability, representations/ constructions...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 16:15

CGDS Deputy Director Named Country Representative to WDRPA

The World Disability and Professionals’ Association has appointed Dr. Lynn Rose, CGDS Deputy Director, as Country Representative for Iraq. The mission of the WDRPA is: “As advocates, to motivate, empower and engage persons with disabilities globally. As practitioners, to assist in creating and developing the highest quality of inclusive,...

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 15:30


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