Future of Kurdish Education Hangs in Uncertainty

August 17, 2017

The social, political and economic turmoil in the Kurdistan region reflects the crises in its educational system. On July 2, at a school in Iraqi Kurdistan, a 12th grade student, unable to hold it any longer, urinated himself during a baccalaureate exam. “I asked the invigilators and the...

It’s Hard Being a Woman in Iraq

July 26, 2017

When it comes to women’s rights in Iraq, it is time for a radical shift. On July 25, police in northern Iraq found the body of a young woman, 25, who was murdered, burned and dumped on a rural road between the villages of Hizob and Grtik. It is reported that she was newly married and that her...

Empowered Women Will Lead MENA to a Better Tomorrow

November 09, 2016

Women in the Middle East and North Africa are the fulcrum of change. Mariam finally settles herself down on the floor after distributing pink cups of Arabic coffee to her guests. With a pink floral scarf and soft hands, she is similar to many middle-aged women we have encountered in our walk...