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CGDS Director Gives a Speech about Setting Up Gender Studies at the City College of New York

On March 10th, 2020, CGDS Director Dr. Choman Hardi, was invited by Dr. Stanley Thangaraj, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Gender Studies, and International Studies, to give a speech at the City College of New York. The speech regarded how Dr. Hardi has set up Gender Studies in Kurdistan-Iraq....

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 18:00

CGDS Participates in Webinar in COVID-19 and Disability

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. Also participating in the...

Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 14:30

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.

EU Project: Dr. Akeel Abbas Interviews Tamara Imad

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. A skype interview with Journalist Tamara Imad. Studying Media and Television at university; Imad started as a...

A skype interview with Journalist Tamara Imad. Studying Media and Television at university; Imad started as a blogger on Tumblr. She had various interests and started writing about politics, human rights, and social life.

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.

New Article by CGDS Director

CGDS is pleased to announce that the latest article by Dr. Choman Hardi, Director of the Center for Gender Development and Studies, and a Co-Director of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub has been published by the London School of Economics (LSE) website. The article addresses the...

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 21:15

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