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Dr Choman Hardi

Co-Director, Masculinities and Sexualities

Center for Gender and Development Studies, American University of Iraq Sulaimani

Choman Hardi is the Director of AUIS’s Center for Gender and Development Studies, and a Co-Director of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub. Her research focuses on women’s experiences of political violence as well as their role in social and political movements. On the Hub, Choman is researching the role of institutions and practices on the construction of an aggressive and sexually exploitative masculinity which victimises women. The project aims to promote a culture of non-violence and sensitivity amongst the younger generation of men.