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Studying Abroad – A Wonderful Journey

By Nour Hamid. This is an extract from an article originally published by Nina Iraq, and is reproduced here with permission. It was around noon when my flight arrived at College Station TX – my home for the next two years as a graduate student at Texas A&M University. After a long flight from Baghdad, […]

A Brave New Iraq

By Madeleine White, capacity building specialist and Editor-in-Chief of nina-iraq.com This article was original published by Nina Magazine, (www.nina-iraq.com) and is republished here with their permission. A Brave New Iraq – a Moment in Time with Mais Abousy Mais Abousy, an Iraqi-born US citizen and Attorney-Advisor to the U.S. Department of Commerce, shares some universal […]

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Nina Iraq: Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP). This is an extract from an article originally published by Nina Iraq, and is reproduced here with permission. As we wave goodbye to 2014, I am reminded of all the superb achievements of the last 12 months. The ever-changing shifts in the international socio-political scene have […]

Hana Sadeq: An Iraqi Success Story

By Sana Bekki. This is an extract from an article originally published by Nina Iraq, and is reproduced here with permission. I met with Hana Sadeq, the Ambassador of Arab fashion in Amman. Hana’s kaftans and abayas represent business success. However, by opening a window to the all-too-often hidden charm of Arab women, she has […]

Change and the New Way‎ Forward

By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP). This is an extract from an article originally published by Nina Iraq, and is reproduced here with permission. My focus this issue is two-fold; firstly political stability and secondly the creation of a sustainable, successful private sector to promote a positive business and physical environment. I […]

Iraq’s First Female Goodwill Ambassador

By Madeleine White, capacity building specialist and Editor-in-Chief of nina-iraq.com This article was original published by Nina Magazine, (www.nina-iraq.com) and is republished here with their permission. Iraq’s First Female Goodwill Ambassador: Making my Voice reach the Farthest Corners of the Earth Me’aad Hussein Sahar addresses women through “Nina” in this interview with Sana Bekki, telling […]

Living In The Future

By Mariam Zara. This article was original published by Nina Magazine, (www.nina-iraq.com) and is republished here with their permission. 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 family’s background, but now, to my […]

Women in Islam – a Wider Perspective

By Dr Natalie Schoon, Islamic finance expert. This article was original published by Nina Magazine, (www.nina-iraq.com) and is republished here with their permission. It is un-Islamic for Muslim women to laugh out loud in public. At least, this is what was stated by a senior Turkish cabinet member early summer 2014. Unfortunately, he is not alone […]

Mobile Miracles – Educational Vision

Madeleine White is a capacity building specialist and Editor-in-Chief of nina-iraq.com In the last few weeks Nina has run three major interviews. We have spoken to Iraqi civil society leader and global Vital Voices winner Suaad Allami, women’s rights activist and MP Mayson Damaluji as well as Kurdish politician and business leader Parwen Babaker. All […]

Suaad Allami, a Vital Voice of Leadership for Iraq

By Madeleine White, Managing Editor of NINA. Suaad Allami, a Vital Voice of Leadership for Iraq and an Inspiration for Women Everywhere 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 […]

Nina Launches in Iraq

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 broadcast saw Nina Champion and […]

Onwards and Upwards for Iraq

Iraqis went to the polls yesterday in what has been variously described as “an important milestone in Iraq’s democratic transition,” (Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon) and “a powerful rebuke to the violent extremists,” (US Secretary of State John Kerry). Preliminary results are not expect for a couple of weeks, and as it is generally […]