Beautiful You

Building Blocks for Life: Endurance, Strength and Hope

by Karima “After all, seasons change. So do cities. People come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know the ones you love are always in your heart and if you’re very lucky, a

Inner Peace – 4 Rules to help you find it!

  My name is Chawan and I am I am Miss Peace Kurdistan. I live in Sulaimania in Iraqi Kurdistan. From childhood I have wished for nothing more than to live in peace in my country; but

Smoking – the new form of self-expression for teenage girls in Iraq?

Nidal Asha is a journalist and lawyer. Based in Iraq she supports several NGOs with her expertise. She explores the increasing fascination with smoking for girls in Iraq. Smoking of all sorts has recently spread among young

My Square Mind

by Uns Baban, architect and CEO of interior design company Uns Design   My SQUARE MIND Dear Friends I got this puzzle by email some time ago and I would like to share it with you because it has

Why Nina

Nina is one of the names of Goddess “Inana” which represented fertility, beauty and love to the ancient people of Mesopotamia. The Goddess appeared for the first time in the lands of “Sumer” three thousand years BC

Nina Business Showcase: Meet Sarah, Mistress of Fashion Fusion!

Sarah Albayati is a fusion of Arabic, Turkish and Kurd: something she is very proud of! Having graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Baghdad, she set out to be a fashion designer, reflecting her passion

Nasma’s Story

I knew Nasma* throughout my childhood and adolescence. She was a well-mannered girl and most of the time used to keep silent, even in situations in which she was required to engage in some talk. We all

Internships: From Education to Employment

Katie Ramsey, Director of FinanceInterns, a leading education and training company in the City of London shares her experience and perspectives. You’ve studied hard and achieved all you wished for from the world of education, and now

It’s All About Me!

Guest Editor, Mehrnaz Allawi I am Naz Allawi, wife and mother of two grown-up daughters. I live in London. “Empowerment for me has always been about having the confidence to be myself. I don’t apologise for who

A Woman in the World of Insurance

By Rina Amireh, Head of Employee Benefits Division at Anglo Arab Insurance Brokers (AAIB). As a young female, heading up the Employee Benefits Division at Anglo Arab Insurance Brokers (AAIB), a leading international insurance broker for post-conflict territories,