Work

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

About the Color Grey – some thoughts on the current situation

by Uns Baban ” We should all accept people just the way they are”   Colors explain life well. As an architect, I see life through colors and textures more than others. Years ago, I was different.

Tough Talking for Tough Times, a Moment in Time with Ewa Bjorling, Sweden’s Minister for Trade

  On a very wet  May afternoon, three team  Nina stalwarts met with Dr Ewa Bjorling, Sweden’s minister for trade at her Ministry in Stockholm. Minister Bjorling became the first female minister for trade in the year 2007 (only

Nina readers asked to participate in World Bank Survey

Can you help? The objective of the survey is to reach out to MENA citizens living abroad to get their views on how they would like to contribute to the economic development of their country of origin. The

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

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

Why Nina

Nina is one of the names of Goddess “Inana” which represented fertility, beauty and love to the ancient people of Mesopotamia. The Goddess appeared for the first time in the lands of “Sumer” three thousand years BC

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies – Recipe 2 by Naz Allawi

From The China Study Cookbook by Leanne Campbell, PhD. I made these for my girls often: 1 banana, mashed 1 cup milk (non diary if you like) 3 tbl spoons of Agave Nectar I teasppon vanilla 1