The Center for Gender and Development Studiespartnered with the London School of Economicsto complete  a project on Gender Based Violence. The project started in March 2017 and ended in June 2018.

Dr. Choman Hardi was one of the Co-Investigators of the project, Gender Violence Across War and Peace. Dr. Hardi conducted research for this collaboration, which aimed to determine how funders’ and donors’ priorities in the Kurdistan region influenced the work of local NGOs on the ground.

The Center for Women, Peace and Security in the LSE initiated  this project, named the Strategic Network on Gender Violence Across War and Peace, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The Network's objective is to develop an understanding of the "continuum of violence" substructure by looking at four countries’ situations: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Lebanon, and Sri Lanka.

This project promoted collaboration between the partners and investigators for future research projects such as transcribing insights from the Strategic Network into a long-term knowledge base that may influence academics, policy, practitioners, and activist attempts to reduce every form of gender based violence. The outcome of the ESRC network was the publication of a paper by Women Peace and Security Working Paper Series titled 'Gender Issues in the Context of the Humanitarian Crisis'.