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A Call for Protection over Patriarchy

By Tamanna Yasmin. The ISIS invasion and ensuing crisis has led to the displacement of millions and it is the women who are suffering the most. Women in Iraq are facing more turmoil than they have in many

The Lost Middle

There is a famous Arabic saying that basically means the best of things lies in the middle. It makes sense, right? The middle is where you find moderation, compromise, and solutions that satisfy all parties to some

Iraq 2017 – United We Stand, Divided We Fall

By Samar Rassam I think you might all agree that 2016 has been a challenging year in general as well as in the oil and gas Industry. May I take this opportunity to wish you all Season’s

“Women are the carriers of tradition, carriers of history, of culture” says Haifa Zangana in an exclusive interview with Nina

Iraqi women were once among the most progressive in the Middle East. Entering the workforce in the 1930s, they were supported by women’s magazines and many women’s organisations fighting for equal rights. In the late 50s, Iraq was

“Iraqi women way beyond their male counterparts,” says author of Upbeat, The Story of The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq.

Upbeat is a story of the creation of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq. The project, led by renowned Scottish conductor Paul MacAlindin, was spurred by an advert placed in the Glasgow Herald by a young Iraqi

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

By Anneliese Frew. Connectedness. What does this actually mean? In the current times, for most of us it means being obsessively and relentlessly contactable and in-contact with the outside world 24 hours a day, 7 days a

Iraqi Transnational Collective Celebrates Diversity of Iraqi Women at Home and Abroad

“Iraqi women: between Home and Diaspora” was the subject those in attendance had come to learn more about. The gathering was the first public event to be hosted by the London branch of the newly formed Iraqi

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

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

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