Current Affairs

Political Passion, Corporate Power

Parwen Babaker is Kurdistan’s ex Minister of Industry and a business woman, wife and mother. This elegant, quietly spoken woman is tough and determined and has leveraged an impressive political and corporate career.  Parwen champions building human capacity through

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

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

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.

The current legal status of Iraqi women

Raya Abu Gulal I am delighted to be editing the Laws and Ideas page for Nina, as I believe that creating a safe environment legally for women to work and do business in is essential for the

Mobile Miracles

“By being better connected, women feel safer, find employment, start businesses, access banks, learn about market prices and altogether benefit socially and economically.” 
Cherie Blair Global research shows that access to mobile phones can provide new economic

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Enterprise

Journalist Mustafa Saadoun focuses on Absence of legislation: key obstacle to women’s economic empowerment, with calls for activating small enterprise loans, in this, his first Dossier for Nina. Um Yaser, a 48-year old seamstress, stands at Baghdad