Internally displaced women brave the misfortunes to build a better life

Nigar Omer- KirkukNow The security turmoil and the conflicts in Iraq, apart from their catastrophic outcomes, have been an opportunity for women to test their ability to face the challenges side-by-side with men. Fatima Muhammad, 56, is an internally displaced woman who currently runs her…

Two displaced sisters face life bitterness with handmade sweets     

Nigar Omer- KirkukNow Although the majority of her customers were mainly Kurds, Barakat –an Arab woman- was able to communicate with them smoothly like an experienced saleswoman. Barakat Abdul-Majid , 27, is making different types of traditional sweets and have acquired a good reputation for…

Ezidi women who survived Islamic State brutality remain trapped in living nightmares

Ammar Aziz- Ninewa Beze Elyas had to leave her little baby boy behind just outside Shingal (Sinjar) because she was so exhausted that she couldn’t carry him in her arms anymore. The then unstoppable Islamic State (IS) militants were approaching towards the predominantly Ezidi town…

Persistence and self-confidence turned these women into business owners in Garmian

Nigar Omer- Garmian Dozens of women in the Garmian area have become successful entrepreneurs in the last couple of years, after overcoming numerous hurdles; some of them are pursuing bigger dreams. These women entrepreneurs say they were able to achieve success in theirs first ever…


House divided
Kurds head to Baghdad apart

Iraq, September 2017, A child riding his bike with the flag of Kurdistan region. Photo: Reuters

Maaz Farhan – KirkukNow Seven political parties, three alliances, enter discussions to form the Iraqi government, without a unified agenda on their demands, including the…


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