The Iraq Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) is an advocacy initiative meant to facilitate the process of building concrete links of solidarity between international civil society organizations and the growing Iraqi civil society, through practical projects that promote human rights and support the efforts against sectarian divisions, corruption and violence. It was born out of the wide coalition that organized the biggest demonstration in world history, against the war in Iraq, in 2003, and kept on working against foreign occupation of the country, for human rights and social justice in Iraq. ICSSI implements networking and promotes communication among its members since 2009 through yearly conferences and a multi-lingual social networking platform. Its international conferences have been organized in Velletri (Italy) in March 2009, in Paris (France) in December 2010, in Erbil (Iraq) in October 2011, in Baghdad (Iraq) in September 2013, in Oslo (Norway) in November 2014, in Baghdad (Iraq) in October 2015. They brought together overall more than 100 internationals and 150 Iraqis from all over the country, and those held in Baghdad took place within the two editions of the Iraqi Social Forum, with whom ICSSI has a strong strategic partnership.
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ICSSI is supported by:
CCFD-Terre Solidaire (Comité Catholique contre la Faim et pour le Développement)