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

The Iraqi flag flies high in London’s Trafalgar Square…. an Eid festival to remember

London – Sana Bekki The Iraqi flag flew high in Trafalgar Square, the heart of the British capital London, the site of an event marking the Muslim Eid Al-Fitr festival, which was organized under the auspices of

The reality of living in Iraq in 2014 and why I finally said ‘enough’….

My name is Sura Al-Wakeel, born in 1981 in Baghdad, Iraq. My childhood was dogged by the Iraqi-Iranian war, the sounds of missiles, air raids sirens, news of martyrs and P.O.Ws. I had a good childhood, but

You Can Go Green Too!

Uns Baban is a globally respected architect with her main practice based in Jordan http://www.uns-design.com. Uns is also an educator and has projects spanning both sides of the Atlantic. Passionate about clean and elegant design, she believes

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

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