CGDS Announces a New Publication on Women and Education in Iraq

On February 21, 2022, Manara Magazine published Part One of the three-part series, “‘With Education You Can Face Every Struggle’: Gendered Higher Education in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.” The introduction to the series begins as follows:  “In patriarchal communities, women’s dependency on men can lead to their being trapped in unhappy marriages and social settings. Education is a tool of empowerment for women, and those who nourish patriarchal systems view girls’ and women’s education with suspicion.” This first part of the series, titled “Living in Darkness,” was co-authored by Dr. Lynn Rose, CGDS Director of Disability Studies, and Dr. Choman Hardi, CGDS Founder and Director. Manara Magazine is published by the Cambridge MANAF (Middle East and North Africa Forum.) The article can be found here:

Image description: The top range of the photo consists of three lines of text. Manara is in upper-case black font except for the final A, which is in red. Below, the word magazine in in black lower-case font, and below and to the right the magazine’s title in in Arabic.  On the lower left are three lines in black font reading Published by the Cambridge Middle East and North Africa Forum (MENAF) in Cambridge, England.