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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

My Square Mind

by Uns Baban, architect and CEO of interior design company Uns Design   My SQUARE MIND Dear Friends I got this puzzle by email some time ago and I would like to share it with you because it has

Oil and Gas Industry Perspectives: Opportunity Despite Adversity!

Oil and Gas Insights By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP), I was fortunate to be able to attend all three of Nina’s launches – in London, Sweden and the final one in June which

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

You Can Go Green Too!

Uns Baban is a globally respected architect with her main practice based in Jordan http://www.uns-design.com. Uns is also an educator and has projects spanning both sides of the Atlantic. Passionate about clean and elegant design, she believes

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

Two poems, by Ahmad Abuljobain

                Blossom of My Mother’s Womb January 1990   Oh, blossom of my mother’s womb, Whose life was pain but death so quick Your face, such love, would shine and

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