Culture

Some personal thoughts… re our Kurdish warrior women

Dlawar Sofy Since the beginning of time women and mothers have held a place of utmost respect in the Kurdish community. Indeed, we know that both genders were essential to creating life on the earth; tempering riotous

Meet Ali Riaz…

My name is Ali Riaz Tayeh Shamari. I am a talented young Iraqi, nominated for best and youngest Arab actor in the world by the Arabs Group, the most important company sponsor Arab talent in the world

Dear Nina – I have an idea for a children’s book, how do I go about publishing?

I am  based in Baghdad and have recently turned 40. Following this landmark birthday I want to turn my dream of  writing children stories into a reality.  I wonder if you could help me understand the whole process

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 – how did we get our name?

by Hayder Al-Fayhan Nina is one of the names of Goddess “Inana”, representing fertility, beauty and love to the ancient people of Mesopotamia. The Goddess appeared for the first time in the lands of “Sumer” 5,000 years ago. She was

Nina enjoys a warm welcome at the Iraqi Cultural Centre In London

Madeleine White and Sana Bekki were delighted to participate in two events held  by the Iraqi Cultural Centre on Saturday 18th October. Thanks to the kind invitation of Dr Aziz, President of the Iraqi Medical Society International,

Smoking – the new form of self-expression for teenage girls in Iraq?

Nidal Asha is a journalist and lawyer. Based in Iraq she supports several NGOs with her expertise. She explores the increasing fascination with smoking for girls in Iraq. Smoking of all sorts has recently spread among young

Paintings tell a story of a nation; Iraqi Artist Mona Marei

 Interview by: Sana Bekki “Baghdad, a paradise on earth…. Oh, I miss it so much. I keep counting hours to go back to paradise.” I overheard this statement in Amman last week. A woman whose hometown was

Living In The Future- Iraq

Mariam Zara, age 14 has a dream… I am a 14 year old Iraqi lady with a big dream for my country. Although I live in Turkey now, all my life I was very interested in my