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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.
Active Nonviolence and Protests in Iraq
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...
PAX Iraq Alert IV | October 24th 2016

PAX Iraq Alert IV | October 24th 2016

Mosul: Peacebuilding After ISIS With the offensive on Mosul unfolding, awareness is growing that one day, military groups united in the struggle against ISIS in Iraq will no longer have a common enemy. New conflict dynamics will emerge that need to be addressed urgently. While the need for a longer-term political strategy is now broadly...
The Regional and Domestic Political Context of the Mosul Offensive

The Regional and Domestic Political Context of the Mosul Offensive

Sada – KIRK H. SOWELL qi security forces began direct operations to liberate Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province, from the Islamic State (IS) the morning of October 17. Kurdish peshmerga forces, which controlled much of the area east and north of Mosul before 2014, began taking a series of villages east of the city....
The Iraqi protest movement explained, at World Social Forum 2016

The Iraqi protest movement explained, at World Social Forum 2016

By ICSSI, August 2016. The World Social Forum 2016 took place for the first time in a country of the Global North, gathering activists from all over the world in Montreal (Canada) on 9-14 of August. The rationale was that people’s struggles for human rights and dignity, to protect the environment and stop militarization, need...
Thousands protest across Kurdistan Region to demand salaries and end to austerity measures

Thousands protest across Kurdistan Region to demand salaries and end to austerity measures

By ICSSI, 29 September 2016. School and university teachers, civil servants and thousands of people took to the streets in planned demonstrations throughout the Kurdistan Region earlier this week to protest ongoing salary cuts and delayed wages. Various local media reported demonstrations were held in Sulaymaniyah, Halabja, Darbandikhan, Kalar, Kifri, Ranya, Koya, Qaladze, Chamchamal, and...
Montreal CAFE' In Baghdad 

Montreal CAFE’ In Baghdad 

@IraqiAlamalAssociation office in Baghdad Karad  Thursday,11th of August  h 5 pm. Baghdad time The Iraqi Social Forum organise Montreal CAFE’ In Baghdad, an event that will involve number of Baghdadi activists in a discussion about the World Social Forum process, its session in Canada and its relation to Iraqi political struggle against corruption and sectarianism....
Briefing note from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Briefing note from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

24 May 2016 Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Iraq We urge the Iraqi Government to immediately conduct an independent, transparent and effective investigation into the use of force by security forces against protestors outside the Green Zone in Baghdad last Friday. Four protestors were killed and up...
The Protest in Iraq: a National, Popular and Nonviolent Movement

The Protest in Iraq: a National, Popular and Nonviolent Movement

Baghdad, May 2016 Report on a seminar hosted by the Information Center for Research and Development, in the headquarters of the Iraqi Council for Peace and Solidarity, Baghdad. On Saturday, the 7th of May 2016, in Baghdad the Information Center for Research and Development organized with the Iraqi Council for Peace and Solidarity a seminar...
Protests in Baghdad’s Green Zone Turn Deadly!

Protests in Baghdad’s Green Zone Turn Deadly!

ICSSI Baghdad – May 22, 2016 The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative [ICSSI] has received devastating news from our partners on the violent repression of last Friday’s demonstrations in Baghdad. Among them, the Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq denounces that Iraqi Security forces have attacked members of the ‘Huna Baghdad’ Satellite Channel who were...
Young Grassroots Activism on the Rise in Iraq: Voices From Baghdad and Najaf

Young Grassroots Activism on the Rise in Iraq: Voices From Baghdad and Najaf

By Zahra Ali, 5 May 2016, published on Open Democracy. Through banners and slogans, grassroots groups find new, inclusive ways of being Iraqi in a country traumatised by authoritarianism, occupation and sectarian war. Last month, I returned to Iraq to both visit my family and present the findings of my doctoral thesis on women’s political activism...
The Iraqi Intifada, a Weekend of Popular Nonviolent Upraising

The Iraqi Intifada, a Weekend of Popular Nonviolent Upraising

By ICSSI, May 2, 2016. On the 1st of May 2016, Baghdad looked much safer, without separation walls between the government and the Iraqi people. Those concrete walls built to protect politicians in the Green Zone, to allow them to shut eyes and ears to the legitimate requests of the people, have been torn down...