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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.
ICSSI Congratulates The workers of Iraq on The Historic Victory in Winning Their rights and The Passage of a New Labor Law

ICSSI Congratulates The workers of Iraq on The Historic Victory in Winning Their rights and The Passage of a New Labor Law

Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) – 27 August 2015 The Iraqi Council of Representatives approved at its fourteenth session held on Monday 17 August 2015, in the presence of 271 deputies, a new labor law. This law, long-awaited by the workers, represents a national victory, which comes after decades...
Announcing the Iraqi Social Forum 2015. Join us in Baghdad!

Announcing the Iraqi Social Forum 2015. Join us in Baghdad!

Iraqi Social Forum on Coexistence and Civil Peace. Baghdad, 1-3 October 2015. As Iraq experiences escalating violence that has resulted in at least 15,000 civilians killed and 30,000 injured since January 2014, the Iraqi Social Forum has consistently viewed the bloodshed as the result of long years of dictatorship and...
Videos on demonstrations in Baghdad

Videos on demonstrations in Baghdad

ICSSI – Baghdad, August 14, 2015 Iraqi people are demonstrating this evening against corruption in Baghdad, even if a truck bomb exploded yesterday in a busy marker killing at least 67 people and wounding 200. Many other Iraqis are taking the streets in several Iraqi cities, in spite of the...
Iraqi Social Forum: Victory of anti-corruption protests in Iraq

Iraqi Social Forum: Victory of anti-corruption protests in Iraq

By the Iraqi Social Forum Secretariat. Baghdad – August 11, 2015. The Iraqi Council of Representatives unanimously voted today on a paper of reforms to combat corruption and government waste, that was approved by the Council of Ministers in an extraordinary session held last Sunday. This is a result of...
Azidi Solidarity and Fraternity League Launches its New Website and Improves Its Digital Security

Azidi Solidarity and Fraternity League Launches its New Website and Improves Its Digital Security

ICSSI July 2015 “The league is no longer worried about its electronic archives, and we are now much batter able to communicate with our followers” This sentence summarizes the extent of the benefits realized from the emergency grant obtained by the the Azidi Solidarity and Fraternity League (ASFL), an Iraqi...
Halabja group launches ‘Summer of Peace’

Halabja group launches ‘Summer of Peace’

By Osamah Golpy – Rudaw HALABJA, Halabja province – A new peace organization in Halabja is overcoming linguistic differences to promote tolerance and cultural exchange between local residents and the refugee communities that have flooded the area. The NWE, or “New” in Kurdish, organization, which advocates for human rights and...
Will Iraq find political allies against Ilisu Dam in Turkey?

Will Iraq find political allies against Ilisu Dam in Turkey?

By Toon Bijnens, Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign/ICSSI   Although the construction of Ilisu Dam is nearing its completion, the situation for the residents in the town of Hasankeyf – set to be flooded once the dam is in operation – is as unclear as ever. Recently, a...
The Mosul Crisis:  its Roots, Daesh’s Terrorist Practices, and their Impact on Women

The Mosul Crisis: its Roots, Daesh’s Terrorist Practices, and their Impact on Women

Suha Auda – Mosul Iraqi Women Journalists Forum, in cooperation with the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), and Un Ponte Per Organization (UPP) Paper prepared for the hearings in the Italian Parliament, June 2015 To talk about conditions in Mosul today, ways to overcome the crisis and to address...
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Iraqis protest Corruption, Lack of Services while Politicians Blame Everyone but Themselves!

Iraqis protest Corruption, Lack of Services while Politicians Blame Everyone but Themselves!

Al Monitor – Ali Maamouri The July 16 killing of Muntazar al-Hilfi by police in al-Madina, north of Basra, during a protest for improved services was redolent of the death of Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi on Jan. 4, 2011, which sparked the Arab Spring revolutions. Hilfi’s killing led to a series of massive protests throughout the central...
Study Shows that Despite Trauma, Journalists in Iraq Dedicated to Profession

Study Shows that Despite Trauma, Journalists in Iraq Dedicated to Profession

Source: University of Kansas During the war in Iraq, journalists from around the world flocked to the country, covering violent events from the battlefield to the halls of political power. But they eventually got to go home. Thousands of journalists still work in Iraq, and though the war is officially over, they still cover violent...
Registration Form for Internationals - Iraqi Social Forum 2015

Registration Form for Internationals – Iraqi Social Forum 2015

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING THE POSSIBILITY TO COME TO BAGHDAD FOR THE IRAQI SOCIAL FORUM on 1-3 October 2015 PLEASE SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION FORM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE AN INVITATION LETTER FROM THE ISF ORGANIZING COMMITTEE. THEN PROCEED IMMEDIATELY TO REQUEST YOUR VISA AT THE IRAQI EMBASSY IN YOUR COUNTRY. A...
Call for solidarity with Iraqi demonstrations

Call for solidarity with Iraqi demonstrations

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative, August 28, 2015. Thousands of Iraqi people will take the streets of their cities today, as they do every Friday since end of July, in massive popular demonstrations that denounce corruption in the country and the political bankruptcy of the ruling sectarian political parties. In spite of the approval...
Reflections on the Long-Awaited Victory of a Just Iraqi Labor Law

Reflections on the Long-Awaited Victory of a Just Iraqi Labor Law

Interview by ICSSI to Wesam Chaseb Ouda (Solidarity Centre) – Baghdad, August 26, 2015 Why do you think this law was finally passed now? There are many reasons. First of all there were no objections or new comments from any party (from members of the government, workers, or employers) about this law because of the...
Iraq: Conflict Alert

Iraq: Conflict Alert

By International Crisis Group, Baghdad/Brussels, 24 August 2015. A wave of protests has brought Iraq to the edge of yet more serious conflict. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has introduced sweeping reforms to halt the deterioration but in a manner that may make things worse. An important course correction is needed if he is to survive...
Will Abadi's Reforms Work?

Will Abadi’s Reforms Work?

Mustafa Al-kadhimi – Almonitor The Iraqi parliament voted Aug. 11 to approve Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri’s economic, political and administrative reform measures in response to the demands of the Iraqi street. These measures include doing away with the positions of vice president of the republic and deputy prime minister, ending special allocations for the...
Reading for the Law of Protecting Minorties in Kurdistan Region - Iraq

Reading for the Law of Protecting Minorties in Kurdistan Region – Iraq

Erbil – August 2015 Minorities rights is considered as one of the critical issues in Kurdistan region and the region in general, where the debate is about the extent of political representation, and how to contribute to public life and to manage the region.And more recently, specifically in May 2015, Kurdistan Parliament issued a law...
Iraqis protest over Baghdad heatwave power cuts

Iraqis protest over Baghdad heatwave power cuts

BBC – Middle East  Hundreds of Iraqi protesters have taken to the streets of Baghdad to protest against power shortages as the country experiences a heatwave. They blamed government corruption for a lack of investment in infrastructure. On Thursday, the government declared a four-day public holiday after temperatures broke 50C (122F), with appeals for people...
After ISIS: Perspectives of Displaced Communities from Ninewa on Return to Iraq’s Disputed Territory

After ISIS: Perspectives of Displaced Communities from Ninewa on Return to Iraq’s Disputed Territory

A Report by the Dutch Organization PAX published in June 2015. Executive Summary  Recently, military developments and international involvement have resulted in ISIS retreating from some areas previously under its control in Iraq. As these areas become accessible again, IDP communities struggle to return while the potential for renewed conflict remains alarmingly high. In order to understand current...
Is Maliki making a comeback?

Is Maliki making a comeback?

Ali Mamouri Al-Monitor While serving his second term as prime minister in February 2011, former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told AFP he did not aspire to serve a third term. He averred that “the premier who has a program, and is efficient, does not need more than eight years to effectively implement it. If this...
Civilians Flee Extremist Rule in Hawija, Dodging Checkpoints And Frontlines

Civilians Flee Extremist Rule in Hawija, Dodging Checkpoints And Frontlines

Shalaw Mohammed As extremists rule harshly and coalition airstrikes hit, there’s a mass exodus of civilians out of Hawija. And one of the ways they are getting out is with people smugglers on the “death road”. A few days ago Mahmoud Fathallah arrived with his family and another ten people in the northern city of...