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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: 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: 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: CGDS Deputy Director Interviews Karen Hagrup

This podcast was created by the Center for Gender and Development Studies with funding from the European Union. On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020. Dr. Lynn Rose, Deputy Director at CGDS, spoke with Dr. Karen Hagrup, a pioneer of disability studies. Disability studies is now part of the academic landscape, but...

On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020. Dr. Lynn Rose, Deputy Director at CGDS, spoke with Dr. Karen Hagrup, a pioneer of disability studies.

COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Differently-Abled Community

On Saturday May 23rd, 2020, Dr. Lynn Rose, CGDS Deputy Director, participated in the webinar “COVID-19 and its Impacts on the differently-abled community.” The webinar was sponsored and produced by WDRPA, the World Disability and Rehabilitation Professionals Association, with which CGDS partnered for the event. CGDS has been funded since...

On Saturday May 23rd, 2020, Dr. Lynn Rose, CGDS Deputy Director, participated in the webinar “COVID-19 and its Impacts on the differently-abled community.” The webinar was sponsored and produced by WDRPA, the World Disability and Rehabilitation Professionals Association, with which CGDS partnered for the event.

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: Aryen TV Interviews CGDS Director

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. Present in the interview are Awat Mohamad, writer and activist; Dr. Choman Hardi, Director of the Center...

In this podcast, Dr. Choman Hardi is interviewed by Tre Mohammad of Aryan TV. The interview discusses women’s rights, gender equality, the patriarchal system, and stigmatization faced by the women’s organizations in Kurdistan

EU Project: Dr. Choman Hardi’s Interview with Jin Tv

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. Mullah Mazhar Khorasany utilized his TV channel to insult Kurdish women (calling them “dinosaurs”), endorse polygamy (which...

In this interview, Dr. Choman Hardi spoke about the events associated with a joint defamation lawsuit brought against Mullah Mazhar Khorasany by twenty-seven human rights activists, headed by Ms. Bahar Munzir.

EU Project: Dr. Lynn Rose Interviews Alex Poppe

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. Girl, World was named a 35 Over 35 Debut Book Award winner, First Horizon Award finalist, Montaigne...

Dr. Lynn Rose, Deputy Director at CGDS, is interviewing Ms. Alex Poppe, who is with the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, and who is author of several published works of fiction and nonfiction, including two books: Girl, World (2017) and Moxie (2019).

EU Project: Dr. Akeel Abbas Interviews Rawan Salim

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. Her father and liberal views had impacted her way of thinking and growth significantly. He used to...

An interview of the social activist from Hillah, Rawan Salim with Dr. Akeel Abas. Rawan’s childhood and upbringing was filled with conflict between her father and mother. The father was open minded and liberal, and the mother was conservative and religious.

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