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Educational Institutions … Instruction or Destruction?

By Afnan Al-Allak Every person is a pillar of society – in other words, all individuals share equal responsibility for being positive contributors to society. If the pillar is strong, society will be strong. Put enough weakened

Microsoft’s Aspire Women – working with Universities Leaders of the Future

by Danka Mircevski Where we as society stand is nowhere close to where we should be. The reality of things points out an important issue – the existing gender gap. This makes development of our communities stagnate

The ‘Man Thing’: why seizing the opportunity to celebrate women in Science matters

  by Karima H’mimsa 100 years ago Albert Einstein revealed his General Theory of Relativity.  2015 is therefore the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of E=mc^2.  Coupled with the 17th L’Oréal -UNESCO “For Women in Science ”

Studying Abroad – A Wonderful Journey

By Nour Hamed It was around noon when my flight arrived at College Station TX – my home for the next two years as a graduate student at Texas A&M University. After a long flight from Baghdad,

Iraq’s First Female Goodwill Ambassador: Making my Voice reach the Farthest Corners of the Earth

  Me’aad Hussein Sahar addresses women through “Nina” in this interview with Sana Bekki, telling us to: Always be proud to be an Iraqi woman. Me’aad is the first Iraqi woman to be recognized as a “Goodwill Ambassador”

Paintings tell a story of a nation; Iraqi Artist Mona Marei

 Interview by: Sana Bekki “Baghdad, a paradise on earth…. Oh, I miss it so much. I keep counting hours to go back to paradise.” I overheard this statement in Amman last week. A woman whose hometown was

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

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

Is Architecture the Profession for You?

  Are you a young high school student dreaming of a career in architecture and wondering if it is the profession for you or not? Architecture is a really interesting job. It’s rare that you do the

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