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Dancing Away the Years

By Uns Al Shabib Baban Age is a hot subject for us these days. Whether we decide to announce our age or not, one thing is clear, it is definitely an ongoing issue which we discuss at

From Layla to Nina, the legacy of Iraq’s first magazine for women reborn today

Reem Farah, 21 years old, is a recent graduate of International Relations and Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies from the University of Toronto, and hopes to contribute to civil society. She is residing in Jordan.  This is

Nina goes Off the Grid and Into Action

  Jane North, Board Member for the Permaculture Research, entrepreneur and expert, explores why plugging into green tech is the way forward for Iraq.   ‘Green Technology’ refers to environmentally based systems that replace the burning of

Working Partners Nina: Managing an all-male team for GE

By Duraid Adnan   An inclusive working environment is one where everyone feels valued. Individual relationships are of course at the heart of positive partnerships, but the employer must also foster an environment that supports collaboration –

Triumph despite adversity – Nina 2 from Karbala to the world

How Nina’s story became part of my story, by Hawraa Abdullah Abbas   It’s not been easy, but when I saw the picture of people receiving Nina issue 2 in Iraq and in other parts of the

Sexual Harassment: Fact not Fiction

  By Karima H’mimsa As a female employee working in an international environment, I am intrigued that even in 2014 issues around leadership, flexibility in working hours and sexual harassment are able to impact women in the

Mawada – a promise of hope from a new generation of women in Iraq

By Lemya “Mawada”, a group of young Iraqi ladies, most of them college students with some from high school, have developed a new concept of voluntary and charity work. Refusing to just helplessly watch the unfolding crisis

Hana Sadeq: Every Iraqi Women should have a Statue

By Sana Bekki I met with Hana Sadeq, the Ambassador of the Arab fashion in Amman. Honoured by one of the world’s fashion capitals, Rome, as the “Ambassador of Arabic fashion”, Hana is the first designer to

Nina’s Poem – Celebrating Nina 2, out December 5th

Nina’s poem was written by Editor in Chief Madeleine White  in order to celebrate a united vision of  Nina’s relevance and future.   Nina Nina is timeless and placeless But holds also the heart of Iraq, A place for

Building Blocks for Life: Endurance, Strength and Hope

by Karima “After all, seasons change. So do cities. People come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know the ones you love are always in your heart and if you’re very lucky, a