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Adapting to Life’s Changes

by Qamar Being born in Morocco and having to move as a teenager all the way across the world to New Zealand where I spent my youth has taught me the most important thing in life and

Why We Should Empower Women Influencers

Written by Kay Gouw We live in a time where the term “influencer” appears to be overused, everyone claims to be or aspires to be a so called “influencer”. The competition is vast and I understand that

Office Politics

By Karima Wood Essentials for working women: engage in office politics and self-promotion! The working women among us are talented and ambitious and yet often frustrated that we have no visibility in our work environment. Are we

Women in Sport: Worth Making the Effort

By Karima Wood  In the past, sport was a leisure activity almost exclusively reserved for men but over the years, women have increasingly made their appearance in the world of sports. Today it seems that girls and

New Year, New opportunities, New Hope

By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe   I wish everyone a very Happy New Year.  May God bless you all with prosperity, peace and stability in 2019. Summary of 2018 The parliamentary elections on 12 May saw a new Iraqi government

Hopscotch Heroes

This article has been first published at Hopscoth and is been republished with their consent… Hopscotch.ae was set up in April 2016 by Helen McGuire as the first platform to source flexible work for women in the

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

It gives me immense pleasure in announcing the appointment of Nina’s new Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Sandra Phelps. There is no doubt in my mind that Sandra will add tremendous value and will be a huge asset to Team

Recognising Yanar Mohammad on International Women’s Day.

By Simona Testa Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Nina recognises the important contribution of women to Iraqi progress throughout history and in the present

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

“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