Past Heroes

Passion for Fashion

 By Lamees Zwayne When I was asked to write for Nina a fashion article, I was initially hesitant because of all the current conflicts in Iraq. There were two things I could do; decline or communicate my

From Layla to Nina, the legacy of Iraq’s first magazine for women reborn today

Reem Farah, 21 years old, is a recent graduate of International Relations and Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies from the University of Toronto, and hopes to contribute to civil society. She is residing in Jordan.  This is

Past Strength: Insights from the past, creating strength today

Nouriya Shaya turns 90 this year. The first female bank manager, responsible for all Rafidain bank branches outside Baghdad, tells her story. I come from a family of successful merchants, with high expectations for women to be