On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, the Women’s Committee in the Kurdistan Parliament honored AUIS Assistant Professor Dr. Choman Hardi as part of a group of women activists, lawyers, journalists, writers, and academics. Coinciding with their final day of service, the women MPs wanted to acknowledge the accomplishments of a group of women who had contributed to the women’s cause in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
Dr. Hardi was honored alongside Niyaz Abdullah, Shoxan Ahmad, Amal Jalal, Parwin Hassan, and others. Each MP took turns to recognize the group of women. This recognition comes after the award of a €900,000 grant to the Center for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS), directed by Dr. Hardi, to develop gender studies in the MENA region and provide gender related resources for the larger communities.