CGDS Participates in UNFPA’s Male Engagement Workshop

On November 1-2, 2022, Dr. Choman Hardi, Director of CGDS, and Dr. Twana Hassan, CGDS research fellow, participated in a UNFPA workshop titled Capacity Building on Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality. The workshop was held in Erbil. Its purpose was to promote positive masculinity through working with individual men and the larger community, as well as bringing about systems change. Dr. Choman and Dr. Twana contributed to the discussions about masculinity, harmful social norms, the structure of power, and our plans for the promotion of non-violent masculinities in Kurdistan-Iraq. CGDS’s Masculinity project is part of the Gender, Justice and Security Hub, funded by the UK Research and Innovation’s Global Challenges Research Fund.