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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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Stop All Military Operations Immediately, Dialogue Must Begin Now!

Stop All Military Operations Immediately, Dialogue Must Begin Now!

Fifty-seven Iraqi civil society organisations and groups, along with 12 International organisations have issued a call for an immediate end to all military operations and the initiation of dialogue between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan regional government. Our civil society appeal “NO TO WAR, NO TO ECONOMIC SANCTIONS, THE ONLY SOLUTION IS DIALOGUE” asks the...
ICSSI contributes to the launch of the Observatory to Prevent Extremist Violence (OPEV)

ICSSI contributes to the launch of the Observatory to Prevent Extremist Violence (OPEV)

ICSSI contributes to the launch of the Observatory to Prevent Extremist Violence (OPEV) and invites its members to join the platform and sign the Plan of Action of the Euro-Mediterranean civil society to Prevent Extremist Violence From January 28th to 30th, Barcelona hosted the conference “Towards a new paradigm: Preventing Violent Extremism”, involving 322 people...
Tahrir Square Victims: Martyrs of Continuous Nonviolent Iraqi Struggle

Tahrir Square Victims: Martyrs of Continuous Nonviolent Iraqi Struggle

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative – February 20, 2017  On Saturday February 11, Baghdad, the capital of Iraq witnessed peaceful demonstrations following calls by the Shiite cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr. Thousands of demonstrators and supporters of al-Sadr together with many other civilians headed off from Tahrir Square. They were unified in demanding reform of the...
Solidarity with Iraqi Civil Society in its Nonviolent Struggle Against Injustice and Extremism

Solidarity with Iraqi Civil Society in its Nonviolent Struggle Against Injustice and Extremism

The registration for the conference has ended! Thank you. Available in Kurdish and Arabic We are calling for iraqi and international participants to attend the annual conference of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative, on Wednesday, the 18th of January 2017, in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region, IRAQ. Iraqi and international members of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity...
The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) At the end of November Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) facilitated Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshop in collaboration with Ann J Ward (Peacebuilding advisor of Un ponte per…) which was organized by the University of Duhok Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies. The workshop was funded by UNDP. Twenty three...
In Iraqi Kurdistan, Demonstrations Continue

In Iraqi Kurdistan, Demonstrations Continue

partners with rural and displaced communities and civil society activists who struggle for peace and respect for their rights. Demonstrations continue Iraqi Kurdistan has been facing the biggest crisis in the history of the region for almost two years. The regional government have shut down public service projects and have not been able to pay the...
Registration for ICSSI conference 2017 in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region, IRAQ.

Registration for ICSSI conference 2017 in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region, IRAQ.

Registration for Iraqi and International Participants who would like to participate in the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference this year, titled “Solidarity with Iraqi Civil Society in its Nonviolent Struggle Against Injustice and Extremism“. It will take place on Wednesday, the 18th of January 2017 in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which can be...
Civilians Must be  Protected in Mosul, Regardless of their Religion

Civilians Must be Protected in Mosul, Regardless of their Religion

On 18th October, Geneva Call in partnership with Un Ponte Per, Public Aid Organization and Norwegian People’s Aid, organized a conference in Dohuk on the protection of civilians during the military operations in Mosul. More than 130 representatives from civil society organizations participated in the conference, including the authorities of the Ninawa province, representatives from all religious and ethnic minorities...
New Report Highlights the Disastrous Impact of Daryan Dam on Iraq

New Report Highlights the Disastrous Impact of Daryan Dam on Iraq

Statement by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign 28 October 2016 The Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign have released a report on the impact of the Daryan Dam on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Daryan Dam is a large dam currently under construction on the Sirwan River in Iran. The...
Violence Against Minorities in Iraq, Report summary

Violence Against Minorities in Iraq, Report summary

The Iraqi organization “Masarat” and Sa’ad Salloum released a new report on minorities in Iraq. The report “Violence Against Minorities in Iraq” examines discrimination perpetrated against minorities in Iraq — including Yazidis, Mandaeans, Turkmen, Christians, Kaka’is, Baha’is, Faili Kurds, Shabak, Jews, and Iraqis of African descent. While it acknowledges the fact that minorities in Iraq have suffered...
The World Social Forum after Montreal

The World Social Forum after Montreal

By Pierre Beaudet, Intercoll (Canada), October 2016. The last World Social Forum in Montreal came to an end last August 13th, after four days of deliberations and meetings. The balance sheet still has to be made, and there will be plenty of discussions,. There are certainly positive aspects that were reached in Montreal, in addition...
Baghdad Marathon For Peace Is a Reality

Baghdad Marathon For Peace Is a Reality

Nicola Visconti Sports Against violence – Italy   Baghdad, September 24, 2016. The second International Marathon for peace is a reality! More than 800 people running together in the streets of Baghdad to say that another Iraq is possible. Families, athletes, kids, young people, women running side by side: another big proof that civil society exists...