Tag Archives | Status of Women

Noor: Managing an All-Male Team for GE

By Duraid Adnan. This is an extract from an article originally published by Nina Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. An inclusive working environment is one where everyone feels valued. Individual relationships are of course at the heart of positive partnerships, but the employer must also foster an environment that supports collaboration – between […]

Minister: "Women Should Wear What They Want"

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s New Women’s Affairs Minister: ‘Women Should Have Freedom To Wear What They Want’ Bayan Nouri has a tough job over the next four years – the new Minister for […]

Captive Women are Iraq’s Bleeding Wound

Captive Women and Girls at the Hands of Terrorist Groups are Iraq’s Bleeding Wound At the launch of the ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence’ between 25 November and 10 December, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov (pictured) said “My wholehearted thoughts go on that day […]

Kurdistan's Battered Women

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan's Battered Women: Out Of Shelters, Into Danger And Honour Killings When a woman leaves a shelter for battered women in Iraqi Kurdistan, her family often has to sign a […]

Rape, Slavery, Hunger Strikes -- Kidnapped Yazidi Women

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Rape, Slavery, Hunger Strikes, Escape Attempts – Iraqi Doctors Tell Of Kidnapped Yazidi Women They Treat [Picture: Yazidi (Yezidi) Temple in northern Iraq.] Three months ago, the extremist group known […]

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 […]

Call to help Abducted Yezidi Women

KRG officials call upon the international community to help abducted Kurdish Yezidi women KRG officials seek international mobilization to consider the case of women abducted by ISIS terrorists. Following severe terrorists attacks against Kurdish Yezidi towns and villages in late July and early August, a large number of women and underage girls were abducted. According […]

ISIL's Dehumanization of Women and Girls

Press Release from the Embassy of the United States: Just days after we saw the best of humanity when Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, we again confront the worst of inhumanity in ISIL. No one needed a reminder of ISIL’s depravity and evil. But now we have the latest […]

Yazidi MP Wins Anna Politkovskaya Award

By John Lee. RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in WAR) has honoured Vian Dakhil (pictured), a Yazidi member of the Iraqi Parliament, with the 2014 Anna Politkovskaya Award for her courage to speak out and to give a voice to the many Yazidi and Iraqi women and girls whose voices cannot be heard. Vian […]

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 […]

First-Ever Survey of FGM in Northern Iraq

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) High Council of Women’s Affairs (HCWA) together with UNICEF, Heartland Alliance International, and Wadi, and in collaboration with UN Women and UNFPA, released this week results of a first-ever ‘knowledge, attitudes and practices’ (KAP) survey on the root causes of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq […]