Multimedia Audio

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.

EU Project: Dr. Akeel Abbas Interviews Ms. Ruaa Khalaf

Dr. Akeel Abbas interviews Ms. Ruaa Khalaf, Feminist and activist. Having finished a Bachelor's degree in Cooling System Technology in addition to pursuing another degree in Business Administration (Financial Accounting), Ruaa sees herself as an independent and strong woman. She believes there are no specific jobs for women or men...

Dr. Akeel Abbas interviews Ms. Ruaa Khalaf, Feminist and activist.

EU Project: Dr. Choman Hardi’s Interview about Gender Based Violence with Nawa Radio Station

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. In 2007, Dw’a’s murder sent a ripple of shock through society and the case is still under investigation...

Dr. Choman Hardi Director of Center for Gender Studeis and Development was invited to this podcast to discuss the attempts at preventing Gender Based Violence (GBV).

EU Project: An interview of Dr. Lynn Rose, Dr. Andrea Zittlau, Mr. Shko Shwan, & Mr. Rezhyar Fakhir with XFM by Kosha Hussein and Helan Star

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 main theme of this podcast is feminism. The definition of what feminism is, its misconceptions, and...

Dr. Andrea Zittlau who is a teacher at the University of Rostock, Germany. Mr. Rezhyar Fakhir, an advocate for peace who has held several workshops through the Christian Peacemaker Team. Dr. Lynn Rose, who is a professor of the Social Sciences at AUIS and Deputy Director at CGDS. Mr. Shko Shwan who began as CGDS’ co-ordinator and is currently the project manager for the EU project.

EU Project: Ms. Goshan Mohammed’s Podcast on Abortion

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. This podcast and discussion on abortion is ignited by the 99 year sentence that was issued on...

Ms. Goshan Mohammed, Lecturer in Math and Sciences Department at AUIS and a CGDS veteran, in a podcast discusses the laws and restrictions made in regards to abortion. She further elaborates on why and how these laws and restrictions might’ve been established.

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