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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

Women as Peacemakers – by Miss Kurdistan for Peace

Chawan Muhammad (Miss Kurdistan for Peace 2013-2014) I attended the Nina launch in Sulaimania in June and knew I wanted to write for Nina. It connected to my fundamental beliefs, in the same way as I felt

The Iraqi flag flies high in London’s Trafalgar Square…. an Eid festival to remember

London – Sana Bekki The Iraqi flag flew high in Trafalgar Square, the heart of the British capital London, the site of an event marking the Muslim Eid Al-Fitr festival, which was organized under the auspices of

The reality of living in Iraq in 2014 and why I finally said ‘enough’….

My name is Sura Al-Wakeel, born in 1981 in Baghdad, Iraq. My childhood was dogged by the Iraqi-Iranian war, the sounds of missiles, air raids sirens, news of martyrs and P.O.Ws. I had a good childhood, but

Driving Success in Suleimania – Meet Entrepreneur Shler Raza

Rasan Organization, is a human rights NGO founded in 2004 in Suleimania. The organization was founded in order to decrease violence against women and strengthen their place in the labour market, either as entrepreneurs or as part

Suaad Allami, a Vital Voice of Leadership for Iraq and an Inspiration for Women Everywhere

by Madeleine White It is interesting when you interview people. Sometimes you get to meet them physically, sometimes you get to speak by skype or by phone, other times answers are returned by Email. Each interview leaves

About the Color Grey – some thoughts on the current situation

by Uns Baban ” We should all accept people just the way they are”   Colors explain life well. As an architect, I see life through colors and textures more than others. Years ago, I was different.

Tough Talking for Tough Times, a Moment in Time with Ewa Bjorling, Sweden’s Minister for Trade

  On a very wet  May afternoon, three team  Nina stalwarts met with Dr Ewa Bjorling, Sweden’s minister for trade at her Ministry in Stockholm. Minister Bjorling became the first female minister for trade in the year 2007 (only

Nina readers asked to participate in World Bank Survey

Can you help? The objective of the survey is to reach out to MENA citizens living abroad to get their views on how they would like to contribute to the economic development of their country of origin. The