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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.
Iraq: Popular Protests Escalate as Installation of “White Envelope Government” Stalls

Iraq: Popular Protests Escalate as Installation of “White Envelope Government” Stalls

By Ismaeel Dawood and Terry Kay Rockefeller Dramatic events are unfolding in Baghdad: Peacefully and in collaboration with security forces, thousands of Iraqi protestors, most of them followers of Muqtada al-Sadr, have entered the Iraqi Parliament building in the Green Zone; Protesters are calling on all to protect the public...
Officials Threaten Journalist with Death unless he Stops Denouncing Corruption

Officials Threaten Journalist with Death unless he Stops Denouncing Corruption

Journalistic Freedoms Observatory An Iraqi journalist faces pressure and death threats for publishing a file of corruption on investments in the province of Diyala, where local officials and directors of municipalities have manipulated permits for investments in the cities of Baquba, and Khanaqin. According to the documents obtained by the...
“Protectors of the Tigris River” celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers in Baghdad

“Protectors of the Tigris River” celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers in Baghdad

By ICSSI Baghdad, April 2016. “We depend on our water and our land. Our land is useless without water. Our environment thrives thanks to water. However, because of droughts we have low water levels in certain seasons, and then it seems all life has left. People leave the countryside and...
Iraqi Youth Use Sport as a Community Tool Against Violence

Iraqi Youth Use Sport as a Community Tool Against Violence

ICSSI Baghdad – April  2016 Sport Against Violence and ICSSI have been working with the Iraqi Social Forum to support Iraqi youth who want to build peace through sports. They held a three-day workshop in Baghdad about using sport as a community tool against violence with the participation of 24...
Shahrazad Campaign Advocates against the Harassment Phenomenon in Kurdistan Region

Shahrazad Campaign Advocates against the Harassment Phenomenon in Kurdistan Region

Al-Mesalla Organization in Erbil – Iraqi Kurdistan, April 2016 Advocacy Meeting With Baharka Camp Management Activists of the Shahrazad Campaign in the last months registered cases of harassment in several camps in Kurdistan Region for internally displaced people (IDPs), and the local NGO Al-Mesalla decided to organize several meetings with...
The Employees of the Oil Sector in Basra Demand for a Professional and Independent Minister, and Criticize the Licensing Rounds

The Employees of the Oil Sector in Basra Demand for a Professional and Independent Minister, and Criticize the Licensing Rounds

Basra – 6 April 2016 The oil sector employees in Basra called on Mr. Haider Al-Abadi, the Iraqi prime minister, to select a professional and independent Minister to be assigned for the ministry of Oil, and the Employees Committee of the South Oil issued a statement in this regard, stating:...
Ecological Collapse Circumscribes Traditional Women's Work in Iraq's Mesopotamian Marshes

Ecological Collapse Circumscribes Traditional Women’s Work in Iraq’s Mesopotamian Marshes

Eurek Alert As the land at the heart of the cradle of civilization dries out, an ancient culture is being lost with the unique ecosystem that sustains it For thousands of years, the marshes at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern day Iraq were an oasis...
After Daesh: Perspectives of Displaced Communities from Ninewa on Return to Iraq’s Disputed Territory

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

PAX for Peace Recently, military developments and international involvement have resulted in Daesh 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 conflict dynamics and prepare...
The Prospect of Return between Conflict and Peace: Field Research on Conflict and Coexistence of Nineveh Components after Daesh

The Prospect of Return between Conflict and Peace: Field Research on Conflict and Coexistence of Nineveh Components after Daesh

Dana Sofi – Reform Institute for Development Erbil – March 2016 With appearance of (Daesh) in Iraq and the region, a number of ethnic and religious problems and conflicts surfaced between the various components of the area and even the historical conflicts resurfaced. After Daesh was forced to retreat from some areas...
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The impact of a possible Mosul Dam failure

The impact of a possible Mosul Dam failure

A technical report has been released by the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s in-house science service, on a possible failure of the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River in Northern Iraq. For several months, new stories have appeared in which the strength of the dam has been put into question. The largest dam of...
Iraq's Water Resources are Not for Sale

Iraq’s Water Resources are Not for Sale

Dr Hassan Al-Janaby   Recently a post was published on Facebook by Dr. Hasan-Al-Janaby, an Iraqi academic and expert on water issues, in which he expresses his view of Iraq’s relationship with Turkey over the region’s water resources, and the dangers posed by Ilisu and other large dams: The post was written in response to...
Symbolism of the White Envelope Containing the Technocratic Cabinet of Ministers

Symbolism of the White Envelope Containing the Technocratic Cabinet of Ministers

Faris Kamal Nazmi, April 19, 2016. A primary reading for what happened in the Iraqi parliament. The manner of speaking and physical appearance of the prime minister, in his  speech before the parliament, suggested that he was the director of a bankrupt company, tired and desperate, trying to prove his own innocence to those investors...
Speaker Of Iraqi Kurdish Parliament: ‘If Barzani Stepped Down Now, He Would Be A Model President’

Speaker Of Iraqi Kurdish Parliament: ‘If Barzani Stepped Down Now, He Would Be A Model President’

Honar Hama Rasheed – Niqash The banned Speaker of the Iraqi Kurdish Parliament, Yusuf Mohammed, caused a storm at an elite political forum recently by implying senior Kurdish politicians were too stupid to rule. He told NIQASH why. The big drama at the recent Sulaymaniyah Forum, an annual conference organised by the American University in...
The Suffering of the Iraqi Women under "Daash" and Restrictions on Displaced Women by the Kurdistan Regional Authorities

The Suffering of the Iraqi Women under “Daash” and Restrictions on Displaced Women by the Kurdistan Regional Authorities

Human Rights Watch For Sunnis, Lives Curtailed; for Yezidis, New Accounts of Brutal Rapes (Beirut) – The extremist armed group Daesh should urgently release Yezidi women and girls they abducted in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today, following new research with recent escapees who were raped and traded between members before they fled. Daesh also routinely imposes...
Abnormal Number of Orphans Among IDPs in Dohuk, and Importance of Foster Family System

Abnormal Number of Orphans Among IDPs in Dohuk, and Importance of Foster Family System

Bewar A. Saido Since the fall of Talafar, Sinjar and Mosel, families fleeing the fighting have lived in the area around Dohuk  temporary structures, unfinished buildings and Tent camps . Many of children lost their father and mothers according statistic data  of Dohuk directorate of social care 617 orphan children are living in Shekhan ,Khanke...
Does Obama Have This Right?

Does Obama Have This Right?

Thomas L. Friedman – Sulaimaniya, Iraq The New York Times As one could see from President Obama’s recent interview in The Atlantic, he pretty much hates all the Middle East’s leaders including those of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Iran and the Palestinians. Obama’s primary goal seems to be to get out of...
Is it really a Choice or What?

Is it really a Choice or What?

An action by the Iraqi Democratic Left Movement After the fall of AlBa’ath regime, and the formation of the Occupation Governing Council led by Bremer, who smartly attempted to show that the council is presenting all the Iraqis with all their thoughts, nationalities and religious differences, he called Hameed Majeed Mousa, the Iraqi Communist Party...
Towards Building a Regional Social Forum in the Arab Region

Towards Building a Regional Social Forum in the Arab Region

  Yahya Alhafudh* Because of the urgent need to unify all the efforts and goals, and in order to prevent the distractions and disarranging, we propose to build a regional forum that includes the countries that already involved in the Forums process, like Iraq, Egypt, Palestine, Tunisia and Morocco, as well as the neighboring countries...
Culture Despite War: Poetry Event in Basra Draws A Crowd

Culture Despite War: Poetry Event in Basra Draws A Crowd

Waheed Ghanim – Niqash In Basra, an event last week focusing on Iraq’s female writers and poets, drew a crowd from around the country despite the ongoing security crisis. Despite hardship and security woes, poetry is alive and well in Basra – as a four-day workshop and event that drew writers, poets and publishers to...
A Deadly Crossing: The Dangerous Escape Route Used by Iraqi Families Fleeing Extremist-Run Fallujah

A Deadly Crossing: The Dangerous Escape Route Used by Iraqi Families Fleeing Extremist-Run Fallujah

Kamal al-Ayash – Niqash Getting from Turkey to Europe was a cakewalk compared to escaping the Islamic State-run city of Fallujah, says one Iraqi. Fleeing families must cross a reservoir, in a ten-passenger boat, on an active battlefield. “Life had become impossible in the city of Fallujah,” Hamid Abu Ziad says. “So we made up...
Training for Group of Iraqi Activists on Cyber Censorship in Baghdad

Training for Group of Iraqi Activists on Cyber Censorship in Baghdad

March 2016 The Citizenship Association for Human Rights In Iraq have conducted the Fourth training on  Cyber Censorship and protecting digital information form hacking and sabotage of programs or files and information stealing. The training included nine members form media and feminist organizations, including human rights and workers in the departments of media in each...