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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.
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Land Transport Company Management Fires on Employees and Workers Demonstrating for their Rights

Land Transport Company Management Fires on Employees and Workers Demonstrating for their Rights

By ICSSI, Jan 31, 2016. Employees and workers of the General Company for Land Transport demonstrated on January 25 in front of their company headquarters in Baghdad, requesting that their rights be respected, and that company corruption be brought to an end (including the prompt dismissal of all those involved in unethical practices). Following a...
The Mosul Dam and the Italian Role. What are the Risks?

The Mosul Dam and the Italian Role. What are the Risks?

Press release by Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, January 20th 2016. 1. Mosul Dam, the largest dam in Iraq, now the most dangerous dam in the world  Risk of the imminent collapse of the Mosul Dam must be confronted immediately. The dam, which began operation in the 1980s, is located 35 kilometers north...
There is No Military Solution to Violent Extremism

There is No Military Solution to Violent Extremism

As a reaction to the deadly attacks by Daesh in Beirut and Paris, the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative together with partners in Maghreb, Mashreq and Europe produced and disseminated the following call to action: As we mourn for Paris, our thoughts and solidarity are with all victims of terrorism and war everywhere. Our solidarity...
Extraordinary Success of the Second Session of the Iraqi Social Forum!

Extraordinary Success of the Second Session of the Iraqi Social Forum!

Press Statement – Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) Baghdad – Monday, Oct 5th, 2015 The Iraqi Social Forum (ISF) launched its second session at Abu Nawas Gardens in Baghdad on the 1st, 2nd, and the 3rd of October 2015, under the slogan: “Another Iraq is Possible.” The ISF, with its civil society and democratic...
A localised Approach on Consensus-building and Reconciliation in Iraq

A localised Approach on Consensus-building and Reconciliation in Iraq

The PAX Iraq Alert, a policy brief published by the Dutch peace movement PAX. September 2015 The latest popular protests in central Iraq point to a general trend of crisis in political leadership. One year since the start of the military campaign by the International Coalition against ISIS (the International Coalition), national consensus and effective...
In Kurdistan, Harassment Cases are Increasing in Refugee Camps and in Doctors' Clinics!

In Kurdistan, Harassment Cases are Increasing in Refugee Camps and in Doctors’ Clinics!

Erbil – Shahrazad Campaign Demands Urgent Action The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) – September 2015 After field studies identified many incidents of harassment occurring in many public and private places, including refugee camps and doctors’ clinics. The Shahrazad Campaign and Al-Masalla Organization in Kurdistan are demanding that the Kurdistan Regional Government and the...
A New Statement Emerges From Iraqi Protestors: We Will Continue Until We Achieve Our Legitimate Demands

A New Statement Emerges From Iraqi Protestors: We Will Continue Until We Achieve Our Legitimate Demands

It has been six weeks since the peaceful demonstrations in Baghdad and the Iraqi provinces began, and there has yet to be a real response from the Iraqi government, to the legitimate calls from the demonstrators to reform the political system, to hold corrupt officials accountable, and to deliver necessary services to Iraqi people. The...
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...
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 non-governmental organization. The ASFL relaunched...
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 the environment, recently launched the...
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...