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EU Project: Gender and COVID-19

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. The guests are Ms. Alex Poppe and Ms. Shan Sherwan, speaking about the dynamics of the COVID-19...

The interviewer is Dr. Lynn Rose, the Deputy Director of CGDS and Professor in the Social Sciences at AUIS.

EU Project: CGDS’s Interview with Dr. Najat Mohammad Faraj

In this podcast, the production of which is funded by a generous EU grant, Dr. Choman Hardi, CGDS Director, and Mr. Rasti Ranj, LSE Hub Regional Manager, interview Dr. Najat Mohammad Faraj, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Sulaimani and the Director of the first gender center in...

In this podcast Dr. Choman Hardi, CGDS Director, and Mr. Rasti Ranj, LSE Hub Regional Manager, interview Dr. Najat Mohammad Faraj, Assistant Professor of  Sociology at the University of Sulaimani and the Director of the first gender center in Kurdistan. 

EU Project: Interview with Ms. Maysoon Al-Damluji by Dr. Akeel

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. She mentions how in certain aspects, women have contributed more than men inside the parliament. However, women...

Ms. Maysoon, is a liberal Iraqi women’s rights activist and a member of the Iraqi parliament. In this podcast she discusses the role of women in both the Iraqi parliament and politics.

EU Project: An Interview of Dr. Akeel Abbas with ‘Nawa Radio Station’ about the history of Women’s rights in Iraq

Funded by the EU, CGDS is producing 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. The encouragement of women’s rights in Iraq began in 1910 by the famous Iraqi poet Jamil Sidqi al-Zahawi...

Dr. Akeel Abbas, Assistant Professor in the English Department at AUIS and a memeber of the EU project team, in a podcast discusses the history of iraqi feminism, and how it was origniated from 1910 until the modern day.

EU Project: Dr. Choman Hardi’s Interview with Voice of America

Dr. Choman Hardi was invited to Voice of America to discuss the challenges women face within the Kurdish community. Kurdish women have advanced to the global stage and have become the symbols of patience, sacrifice, and resistance. They have been the muse for global fashion designers and have inspired other...

Dr. Choman Hardi was invited to Voice of America to discuss the challenges women face within the Kurdish community.

EU Project: CGDS Director Interview with Voice of America on Gender Equality

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. The podcast began by discussing the differences between gender equality and gender superiority. The latter tends to...

Balen Salih from The Voice of America hosted Dr. Choman Hardi in a discussion about gender inequality in the Kurdistan Region.

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