Work

Remembering Nazik Al-Malaika: poet, literary critic and feminist (1923 – 2007)

Ishtar’s Songs, a 2011 anthology of modern Iraqi poetry, contains a number of photographs of a then recent poetry reading that took place in Baghdad on the banks of the Tigris river. The venue is a church

Ripples of Hope, Waves of Change: Tara Jaffar on her personal and professional journey

When my parents attempt to describe what I do, they struggle between ‘she’s an artist’ or ‘she studied psychotherapy and sang with refugees!’ to ‘wallah I don’t know –‘ilmi ‘ilmak.’[1]  Unfortunately for them, I did not pick

Iraq: strong despite challenges

  By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP)  It has been a very eventful few months in the Iraqi Oil and Gas industry. We have had to contend with the volatility of oil prices and

The Iraqi Transnational Collective

The Iraqi Transnational Collective in London is launching itself as a newly formed inclusive organisation for young Iraqis of all backgrounds transnationally. The Collective will be hosting its first event on 28 June 2016 at the London

Since When Is Management Consulting a Real Job? A Brief Overview in 2 Parts

By Gergely Lodinsky Never since the days of alchemy has a profession drawn as much fascination, mystery and, at times, derision as management consulting. “Since when is management consulting a real job?” asks a character in the popular

Why We Need More Women in the Oil and Gas Industry

By Aimee Blache Changing societal expectations have women breaking barriers in oil and gas as well as other male-only industries left, right and centre, although to say that we have completely shattered the glass ceiling in the fossil

Seven Months in the Middle East

  By Nicole Donnachie Hello! I’m Nicole and I wanted to write for Nina magazine because I believe in its mission of cultural exchange and knowledge-sharing, especially amongst women. I’ve enjoyed reading the wealth of articles on

Feminists Inshallah!

By Karima H’mimsa Back from my holidays with my family, I was chatting with my friend Gulhan about my time at Riad Kheirredine in Marrakech where I had an amazing stay.  Showing her the pictures on the

Unlocking the Untapped Potential: The Impact of Women’s Economic Empowerment on Socio-Economic Welfare

by Athena Sharma I am a passionate feminist and advocate for gender equality and these ideals have been ingrained in me from an early age. Growing up with a single mother in India, which is still a

And then there was light…

By Nada Ahmed It has been over three months since I wrote my first article for Nina. I was then still waiting for an opportunity, a light at the end of the unemployment tunnel so to speak.