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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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Shahrazad Race to Break Community Chains on Iraqi Women .. Stems from Baghdad

Shahrazad Race to Break Community Chains on Iraqi Women .. Stems from Baghdad

Baraa Mohammed Because she is not only the society, but the mother, the sister and the friend, and in order to challenge all circumstances and do not stop by any excuse, and for spreading a message to demand for women rights and to prove her right to exist and stand with men in all fields...
The Celebration of International Women's Day in Iraq at Shahrazad Festival

The Celebration of International Women’s Day in Iraq at Shahrazad Festival

Several activities have been organized in March 2017 in Baghdad by the Iraqi Social Forum celebrating the International Women’s Day and aimed at supporting Iraqi women and strengthening their position in society. Worker Women’s Rights in The New Iraqi Labor Law In cooperation with the Solidarity Center the Iraqi Social Forum organized a workshop on...
Day for Bicycles in the Center of Baghdad

Day for Bicycles in the Center of Baghdad

“I have a dream… I have a bicycle” was the slogan of the young Baghdadis as they rode their bicycles through the streets of Baghdad in the morning of Saturday Feburary 4, 2107. Their goal was to break social taboos and restrictions against girls and women riding bicycles in public. Haider Ali, one of the...
In the streets of Mosul: a run for peace , organized by "Sports Against Violence"

In the streets of Mosul: a run for peace , organized by “Sports Against Violence”

The team of Sports Against Violence, together with Iraqi authorities, organized an intiative to run for peace in the streets in the Eastern part of Mosul on Friday 10th of February 2017. Below is the press statement that was released prior to the run: We run for peace We run for Mosul Whenever we read...
Founding Statement of Sport Against Violence-Iraq

Founding Statement of Sport Against Violence-Iraq

Baghdad – 25 December 2016 We believe in the values of peace citizenship; we want Iraq to be free and all its citizens to be equal in rights and duties. Sports Against Violence-Iraq (SAVI) believes sport to be the most effective community tool to confront violence and entrench the principles of peaceful coexistence among people....
A Weekend of Rights and Peace in “Another Iraq”

A Weekend of Rights and Peace in “Another Iraq”

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative celebrates the tremendous success of the Iraqi Social Forum and The Baghdad Marathon for Peace in Iraq (22-24 September 2016, Baghdad). Where can you go to talk freely with Iraqis of Shia, Sunni, Kurdish, Palestinian, Christian, Eziidi, International and many other backgrounds about equality, civil and human rights, solidarity,...
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...
Rights and Peace: the 3rd Session of the Iraqi Social Forum on 22-24 Sept. in Baghdad

Rights and Peace: the 3rd Session of the Iraqi Social Forum on 22-24 Sept. in Baghdad

update 19th of September : now you can download the detailed program isf-program-2016 Self-organized workshops, a Baghdad Marathon for Peace, convergence assemblies (gatherings on key issues for the social forum dynamics) and open cultural and artistic activities. All of these will be included in the 3rd session of the Iraqi Social Forum (ISF) taking place on...
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 young trainees, boys and girls...
SPORT AGAINST VIOLENCE AND BAGHDAD MARATHON: CHALLENGES AND FUTURE PLANS

SPORT AGAINST VIOLENCE AND BAGHDAD MARATHON: CHALLENGES AND FUTURE PLANS

Elena Laurenti – Nadia Al-Baghdady – Taif Alwachi ASD Sport Against Violence – ICSSI Report of the SAV-BM working group – ICSSI Conference – Oslo (Norway) October/November 2014 Sport Against Violence, as an association, has been working, since 2007, in cooperation with the Iraqi civil society on sport and cultural projects. Our original idea was...
Sports Against Violence: Looking to Sports through another lens

Sports Against Violence: Looking to Sports through another lens

No matter if you play sports alone, as a form of training for your well being or for a race preparation, or if you compete with another athlete individually or as part of a team for fun or to win the championship, all sport practices are based on the pleasure of running, playing, sweating to...
WHEN SPORT SUPPORTS THE FIGHT FOR PEACE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

WHEN SPORT SUPPORTS THE FIGHT FOR PEACE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

For years now, any news about Iraq spread on media have been only talking about bombs, terrorism and war. In one word, about violence. What we don’t have to forget is that Iraq is not only this. There is a civil society that continue to live and fight for a better future. We want to...