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Introducing the “Dima Institute” , a beacon of hope for children with special needs in Najaf

A special report by by Jordanian writer Dr. Sana al-Shaalan   “Institute Dima” isn’t  a government institution, nor is it a civil institution, or a typical NGO. Instead it is an organisation that supports education,  offering  ordinary people a

Nina launches in Iraq –voices of promise and hope join together in Suleimania

  Nearly 200 business leaders, politicians, civic society leaders and even Miss Kurdistan for Peace attended the Iraqi launch of Nina, held at Suleimania’s Grand Millennium Hotel, thanks to the generosity of sponsors Asiacell.   A live TV

Join the Discussion, Law and Policy Making

Raya our laws and ideas contributor is hosting a discussion on Aspire Women’s Forum, linked to her piece on Nina. Join in and ask her a question by following this link

Sweden celebrates Nina Magazine, 19th May

With a great approach to free trade and a high concentration of Iraqi diaspora, Sweden welcomed the launch of a new women’s economic empowerment magazine at Chamber Trade Sweden’s headquarter’s in Stockholm on Monday. Designed to harness the desire

Nina Magazine launches in the House of Commons in London, 29th April

In a launch that has coincided with the Iraqi elections, Nina is a sign of hope and strength that allows the international 5 million diaspora to connect back to support women’s economic empowerment in country. Nina magazine

Nina is much more than a magazine, web forum and Facebook page. It’s a catalyst for change.

  by Shams Al Shakarchi    In my behind-the-scenes role as social media assistant for Nina in the UK, I have been working to build its online presence, while our incredible editor Madeleine White has put the

Iraq did not tell me off for staying away

  I came to Iraq in 2009 for the first time since 1978 – but that is another story for another time. Work was what brought me out here, as I had seen an opportunity for expanding

The current legal status of Iraqi women

Raya Abu Gulal I am delighted to be editing the Laws and Ideas page for Nina, as I believe that creating a safe environment legally for women to work and do business in is essential for the

Valuing Women in the Global Marketplace

by Zayneb Mahdi   Networking. Few things will help you establish and grow your business faster than creating a strong network. With Nina, you have a headstart. We have two pages devoted to meeting women just like

Mobile Miracles

“By being better connected, women feel safer, find employment, start businesses, access banks, learn about market prices and altogether benefit socially and economically.” 
Cherie Blair Global research shows that access to mobile phones can provide new economic