Nina launches in Iraq –voices of promise and hope join together in Suleimania

  Nearly 200 business leaders, politicians, civic society leaders and even Miss Kurdistan for Peace attended the Iraqi launch of Nina, held at Suleimania’s Grand Millennium Hotel, thanks to the generosity of sponsors Asiacell.   A live TV

Join the Discussion, Law and Policy Making

Raya our laws and ideas contributor is hosting a discussion on Aspire Women’s Forum, linked to her piece on Nina. Join in and ask her a question by following this link

Sweden celebrates Nina Magazine, 19th May

With a great approach to free trade and a high concentration of Iraqi diaspora, Sweden welcomed the launch of a new women’s economic empowerment magazine at Chamber Trade Sweden’s headquarter’s in Stockholm on Monday. Designed to harness the desire

Nina Magazine launches in the House of Commons in London, 29th April

In a launch that has coincided with the Iraqi elections, Nina is a sign of hope and strength that allows the international 5 million diaspora to connect back to support women’s economic empowerment in country. Nina magazine

Nina is much more than a magazine, web forum and Facebook page. It’s a catalyst for change.

  by Shams Al Shakarchi    In my behind-the-scenes role as social media assistant for Nina in the UK, I have been working to build its online presence, while our incredible editor Madeleine White has put the

Iraq did not tell me off for staying away

  I came to Iraq in 2009 for the first time since 1978 – but that is another story for another time. Work was what brought me out here, as I had seen an opportunity for expanding

Why Nina

Nina is one of the names of Goddess “Inana” which represented fertility, beauty and love to the ancient people of Mesopotamia. The Goddess appeared for the first time in the lands of “Sumer” three thousand years BC

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies – Recipe 2 by Naz Allawi

From The China Study Cookbook by Leanne Campbell, PhD. I made these for my girls often: 1 banana, mashed 1 cup milk (non diary if you like) 3 tbl spoons of Agave Nectar I teasppon vanilla 1

Fessenjan Stew – Recipe 1 by Naz Allawi

This is one of my favourite recipes Fessenjan stew and is one of the most popular Iranian dishes. 5 Tbsp. olive oil… 2 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced 2lb. chicken legs/thigh/breast, cut up 1lb. butternut squash,

Poems by Madeleine F White – A Working Mum

I Want – October 2014 I want to drown in their laughter I want their kisses to smother me I want their tears to stab me I want their smiles to pierce me Whilst the memory of