Dr. Choman Hardi’s talk at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25: Accelerating the Promise: ‘Catalysing social change, from the classroom to the community’

Recently, two journalists and their child were found shot dead in their car in my home-city. The crime was believed to be politically motivated and it caused widespread outrage and condemnation. Soon, interest in this story declined when it became apparent that the man had killed his wife, child,...

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 16:30

CGDS’ Comic Book Workshop

CGDS partnered with the Embassy of Canada to Iraq to organize a three day comics workshop at the American University of Iraq- Sulaimani. Mr. Shirwan Can, the founder of Karge Comics Studio, facilitated the workshops, in which students worked together to produce stories and illustrate them....

Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 20:15

CGDS Deputy Director Awarded Best Session Paper at World Disability Conference

Dr. Lynn Rose attended the Fourth World Disability Conference, where her paper, “Disability Perceptions and Policy in Sulaimani, Kurdistan,” was named Best Session Paper. The paper summarized CGDS’s activities in educating K-12 students about disability social justice as part of the EU grant to promote gender equity in Iraq...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 13:45

The Migrant Project Visits CGDS

On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, representatives from The Migrant Project visited CGDS. Mr. Hawar Anwar Ali, the Project Coordinator, and Ms. Nasik Kadir, the local migrant expert, explained the aims and goals of their NGO to Dr. Lynn Rose, CGDS Deputy Director, and Mr. Shko Shwan, EU Project manager....

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 15:15

CGDS Participates in Women, Peace and Security Week in New York

Dr. Choman Hardi, CGDS founder and director, participated in events celebrating the 19th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in New York. The week-long activities focused on discussing progress, obstacles, limitations, and ways forward.

Dr. Hardi took part in the UNWomen's Multi-stakeholder Forum on October 28th....

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 17:45

CGDS meets with Berghof Foundation

On October 21st, 2019, CGDS team members Dr. Choman Hardi, Sewe Kader, Shko Shwan, and Hawar Jamal, had a meeting with Mouna Ghanem, Priscilla Megalaa, Nora Rathje, Ilkka Uusitalo, and Ayham Azzam from the Berghof Foundation. The Berghof Foundation is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that is based in...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 15:30

CGDS Meets with MADRE

On Sunday, October 13 th , a CGDS Team traveled to Erbil to meet with representatives of MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization. The MADRE team consisted of three lawyers, members from the organization’s Legal Advocacy arm. J.M. Kirby and Lisa Davis were visiting from New York; a...

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 17:15


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