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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

Perspectives from Kurdistan

Dr Zeynep Kaya, has recently returned from her fieldwork in Erbil and Sulaimaniyah with reference to the role of international organisations supporting efforts to enhance the status of women. She gives here her first impressions on her

A powerful young generation faced with a stolen future. 

What comes to your mind when you hear ‘Middle East’? Let me take a wild guess.. Terrorism, ISIS, Bombs, threats or maybe even danger? Let me introduce myself, I am Amrien Al Suhail. A proud daughter of

Living In The Future- Iraq

Mariam Zara, age 14 has a dream… I am a 14 year old Iraqi lady with a big dream for my country. Although I live in Turkey now, all my life I was very interested in my

Women in Islam – a Wider Perspective

Regular contributor and Islamic finance expert Dr Natalie Schoon, takes a wider perspective, examining a woman’s role in Islam   It is un-Islamic for Muslim women to laugh out loud in public. At least, this is what was

On the Road to Baghdad

by Hiyam Thirty six years after I left my hometown I was heading there again – by car, from Basrah.  It was a delight to see the gradual transformation of the landscape from barren desert to lush

Iraq: Empowered women = An Empowered nation

Lawyer Raya Abu Gulal, co-founder of the Women Lawyers Group Middle East and committee member of the International Women Business Group (Abu Dhabi), shares a legal perspective of why integrating Women into the Iraqi Economy is vital

My Cakey Story: Award-Winning Cakes =  Business Success

My name is Maha Muhammed. I am a Muslim self-taught cake designer of Iraqi descent based in Manchester, England. I am also a wife and a Mom to two beautiful kids whom I consider the treasure of

Team Nina signs MOU with the Iraq Business Council in Amman

  This week Nina’s Board Chair Khalid Mahdi (PSDC) and board member Charlotte Kalin (Chamber Trade Sweden) joined Editor in Chief Madeleine White and Vice Editor in Chief Sana Bekki in Amman for the signing of an

Our End Game – An Iraq that belongs to All of Us

Maysoon al-Damluji MP speaks to Madeleine White and Sana Bekki about the private sector, Women’s’ economic empowerment and the importance of cultural heritage. I had first come across Maysoon al-Damluji through the magazine Noon, written for Iraqi