Iraqi IDPs – Fragmentation of National and Cultural Identity – an event organised by Tadhamun (Iraqi Women Solidarity)

On 14 May Nina journalist Shams Al-Shakarchi attended an event organised by Tadhamun (Iraqi Women Solidarity) – a group of activists campaigning on human rights issues, justice and equality – which examined the fragmentation of Iraq’s society

Remembering Nazik Al-Malaika: poet, literary critic and feminist (1923 – 2007)

Ishtar’s Songs, a 2011 anthology of modern Iraqi poetry, contains a number of photographs of a then recent poetry reading that took place in Baghdad on the banks of the Tigris river. The venue is a church

Ripples of Hope, Waves of Change: Tara Jaffar on her personal and professional journey

When my parents attempt to describe what I do, they struggle between ‘she’s an artist’ or ‘she studied psychotherapy and sang with refugees!’ to ‘wallah I don’t know –‘ilmi ‘ilmak.’[1]  Unfortunately for them, I did not pick

Iraq: strong despite challenges

  By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP)  It has been a very eventful few months in the Iraqi Oil and Gas industry. We have had to contend with the volatility of oil prices and

The Iraqi Transnational Collective

The Iraqi Transnational Collective in London is launching itself as a newly formed inclusive organisation for young Iraqis of all backgrounds transnationally. The Collective will be hosting its first event on 28 June 2016 at the London

Finding your voice: translating your business ideas into reality

By: Adesola Atanda I always reflect on a crucial moment during my childhood, a key moment that continues to challenge how I see myself in the world. It was a Sunday afternoon in Lagos, Nigeria. We just

My experience as a Woman in Consulting

By: Alexandra Botescu Consulting is traditionally a male dominant profession. However, in the last few years we have seen a shift the industry. More and more women are applying to consulting firms and consulting firms are trying

We Need More Women in Tech

By Zara H. Ferjani Woman are increasingly making headway in leadership positions from business to law. One of the last areas that has come under the spotlight in recent years is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM).

My life as a girl in education: Learning equals power

By: Olivia (Lily) Campbell-Lamerton The more she knows, the more power she has. The more power she has, the more she can control. The more she can control, the more she becomes the master of her own

No Women Empowerment without Security

The Ongoing security challenges for Women in Iraq By Raya Abu Gulal, Lawyer and Co-Founder Women Lawyers Group-Middle East Women in Iraq continue to face growing security challenges due to structural changes within country, a general shift