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The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) is dedicated to bringing together Iraqi and international civil societies through concrete actions to build together another Iraq, with peace and Human Rights for all.
Assessing Iraq’s New Government: looking for concrete solutions and realistic alternatives to the sectarian regime

Assessing Iraq’s New Government: looking for concrete solutions and realistic alternatives to the sectarian regime

ICSSI: Ismaeel Dawood September 10th 2014   Given the recent positive security and political developments, Iraqi’s are at last feeling some hope. For the first time since the crisis in Mosul in June 2014 (at which point Daaesh controlled about one third of the Iraqi territory) the Iraqi army, together...
Underage and Trapped: Female Iraqi Factory Workers Need Help

Underage and Trapped: Female Iraqi Factory Workers Need Help

Al- Monitor: Wassim Bassem BABIL, Iraq — Shayma Hassan, 16, walks 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) each day to the brick factory in Bahr al-Najaf in the city of Najaf, 161 kilometers (100 miles) south of Baghdad. Her hectic work day starts at 6 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Along with...
Call for International Participants to Attend The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference - Oslo, Norway, 27-29 October 2014

Call for International Participants to Attend The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference – Oslo, Norway, 27-29 October 2014

Iraqi and international members of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative and the Iraqi Social Forum have been working over the last several months to organize an international conference concerning civil society in Iraq. Following an invitation by the Norway Social Forum to take part in their bi-annual event, and...
ETHNIC CLEANSING ON HISTORIC SCALE: THE ISLAMIC STATE’S SYSTEMATIC TARGETING OF MINORITIES IN NORTHERN IRAQ

ETHNIC CLEANSING ON HISTORIC SCALE: THE ISLAMIC STATE’S SYSTEMATIC TARGETING OF MINORITIES IN NORTHERN IRAQ

Amnesty International : September 2014 The group that calls itself the Islamic State (IS) has carried out ethnic cleansing on a historic scale in northern Iraq. Amnesty International has found that the IS has systematically targeted non-Arab and non-Sunni Muslim communities, killing or abducting hundreds, possibly thousands, and forcing more...
Ministries without Quotas: A campaign that calls for the end a divisive and corrupt system!

Ministries without Quotas: A campaign that calls for the end a divisive and corrupt system!

Campaign activists vow to continue campaigning and will not stop at only four ministries! Baghdad – September  2014 The Ministries Without Quotas campaign held a conference on Saturday at the Hall of “Culture For All” Association, to discuss the performance of the Ministries of Education, Higher Education, Culture, and Youth...
Veils, Gloves And Violence: New Extremist Rules See Women Disappear From Mosul’s Streets

Veils, Gloves And Violence: New Extremist Rules See Women Disappear From Mosul’s Streets

Niqash : Nawzat Shamdeen | Mosul Mosul was always a conservative city when it came to women’s rights. However the Sunni Muslim extremists who took control of the town have made it even more difficult for females. Women must now wear facial veils and gloves and may not leave their...
Take slavery in Iraq to the International Criminal Court

Take slavery in Iraq to the International Criminal Court

ICSSI supports the call of the international social movement “WALK FREE” urging the United Nations Security Council to put the situation of alleged enslavement by Islamic extremists in Iraq to the International Criminal Court, for immediate investigation and prosecution of guilty parties. Together, we can help bring justice to the...
Water and its Infrastructure are not Weapons of War, Protect Civilians’ Right to Water in Iraq

Water and its Infrastructure are not Weapons of War, Protect Civilians’ Right to Water in Iraq

Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign Tuesday 15 July 2014   The Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign is concerned that parties involved in the current conflict in Iraq and Syria might resort to using water and its infrastructure as a weapon of war. Over the past weeks,...
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After Cutting Off their Water .. People of Balad Ruz Constitute A Regiment for the Liberation of Al-Sidoor Dam from (Daaesh)!

After Cutting Off their Water .. People of Balad Ruz Constitute A Regiment for the Liberation of Al-Sidoor Dam from (Daaesh)!

Al-Mada Press – Diyala The Board of Diyala province, announced on Sunday, providing funds to hire tankers to transport potable water to the residents of the district of Baladruz due to the closing the gates of water by the elements of (Daaesh), stressing that (Daaesh) are fighting in a new war called (water war) to...
ISIS Threatening to Execute Iraqi Journalists!

ISIS Threatening to Execute Iraqi Journalists!

Source: Reporters Without Borders  Reporters Without Borders expresses grave concern over the fate of Raad Mohamed Al-Azaoui, an Iraqi journalist taken prisoner by ISIS on 7 September and threatened with beheading. The Islamic State offensive in Iraq that began last June, shows journalists more unprotected than ever in the face of mounting danger. “The Islamic...
Female Parliamentarians argue for active participation of women in the new government!

Female Parliamentarians argue for active participation of women in the new government!

Qurtas News / Baghdad A group of female parliamentarians argued on Thursday, the political blocs’ leaders to grant women the electoral maturity and their representation in all positions and committees for the next stage in accordance with the Iraqi Constitution. The MP Rehab Alabboudh, said at a press conference held in the parliament building, with...
Hatred Pyramid and the Ways to Achieve Social Tolerance

Hatred Pyramid and the Ways to Achieve Social Tolerance

Tammuz Organization for Civil Development held a seminar, with in the framework of the ISF activities to preserve the civil peace, under the title ” Hatred Pyramid and the Ways to Achieve Social Tolerance” at the TOSD headquarter on Sat. 23-08-2014. The symposium witnessed a broad participation of official personalities representing the MoHR and Baghdad...
Water Scarcity in Iraq: Residents of Al-Majar Al-Kabeer: "Our river is becoming a swamp of algae and waste”

Water Scarcity in Iraq: Residents of Al-Majar Al-Kabeer: “Our river is becoming a swamp of algae and waste”

Al-Madaa Press / Maysan Translated by ICSSI ِAugust  27 , 2014   Residents of the Al-Majar Al-Kabeer district in the southern province of Maysan, complained on Thursday about water scarcity and about the river that passes through the district becoming a breeding ground for algae and a repository for waste. Lack of sufficient potable, clean...
Iraqi Turkmen in Danger, Rescue Amerli!

Iraqi Turkmen in Danger, Rescue Amerli!

August 26, 2014 More than 16.000 civilians are trapped in the area of Amerli, in Tuz Khormatoo District of Salahaddin Province. Daaesh (ISIS) fighters put Amerli under siege and threaten to enter at any moment. Iraqi civilians from the Turkmen minority are in urgent need of protection. Urgent call by the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity...
Fleeing Yezidi Iraqis Seek Safety in Turkey!

Fleeing Yezidi Iraqis Seek Safety in Turkey!

SILOPI, TURKEY – IRIN As soon as he crossed the border into southeastern Turkey, Khudeda Khalaf downed a bottle of water and called his aunt’s cell phone, praying that she and her family had made it to safety. “But the voice that answered spoke in Arabic,” the 41-year-old, said, confirming his worst fears that his...
Ministries Without Quotas’: New Campaign Against Sectarian Politics

Ministries Without Quotas’: New Campaign Against Sectarian Politics

Niqash : Mustafa Habib As levels of violence increase in Iraq’s north, a new campaign in Baghdad provides some positive news. Around 70 activists have launched the campaign, Ministries Without Quotas, in an attempt to overcome sectarian and ethnic politics. Just a few days before the deadline for Iraq to form its new government, around...

Assassination of a Civil Activist in Muqdadiyah

Farwell Saad Abdul Wahab Ahmed. Iraqi Al-Amal Association mourns with deep sorrow and anguish, the assassination of one of its activists, Saad Abdul Wahab Ahmed.   At 10:00 am on Monday 18th August, unknown terrorists assassinated our Colleague Saad, with silenced guns in Muqdadiyah, Diyala Provence. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends...
Help the Displaced Yazidi People from Sinjar!

Help the Displaced Yazidi People from Sinjar!

Civil Society Organizations Call to the International Community By Wadi, CPT and Alind - wadi-online Representatives of three human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs), a German-Kurdish organization Wadi, a U.S. based international organization Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), and Duhok based Alind Organization, conducted a two day visit on 15 and 16 August, 2014, to areas in the...
Urgent Call To Save Iraqi Minorities

Urgent Call To Save Iraqi Minorities

Appeal by Un ponte per…  August 2014 The war in Iraq may cause the extermination of the last Christian, Yazidi, Shabak and Turkmen communities remaining in the country. Since mid-June hundreds of thousands are fleeing. Un ponte per… is working since then to respond to the emergency. We have so far distributed water, juices, high...
WLP: ISIS Targeting Women, International Action Needed Now

WLP: ISIS Targeting Women, International Action Needed Now

By Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) for Rights, Development and Peace, August 7, 2014. The news coming from our partners on the ground in Lebanon and Jordan and media outlets in Iraq and Syria is horrifying. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is terrorizing innocent civilians living in areas under their control. Women are...