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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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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...
From Baghdad to Boston, We Reject Violence!

From Baghdad to Boston, We Reject Violence!

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative [ICSSI] and the Baghdad Marathon want to extend our condolences to the families of the victims of the explosions that took place at the Boston Marathon, in Baghdad, and elsewhere in Iraq on April 15th. We grieve for all those killed and injured by these explosions targeting innocent, peaceful...
In Preparation for Baghdad Marathon 2013: Italian Delegation Meets Iraqi Civil Society

In Preparation for Baghdad Marathon 2013: Italian Delegation Meets Iraqi Civil Society

By: Sultan Ahmed Taleb – Baghdad On March 11th, 2013 Iraqi civil society hosted a race in preparations for Marathon Baghdad 2013. The event was hosted in Physical Education College – University of Baghdad with more than 300 participants.  An Italian delegation composed of members of Sports organizations took part in the race. The race...
Towards Baghdad marathon !

Towards Baghdad marathon !

One Hundred  Runners Participated To The  First Race    Baghdad Wednesday 24th of October 2012 Inside the University of Baghdad in , more than 100 runners have take part in a race of 5 km. the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative,  together with the organization of Baghdad Marathon and Sports Against Violence have worked together...
Invitation to the Second Iraqi Non Violence Forum

Invitation to the Second Iraqi Non Violence Forum

Basrah:  City of Peace and Nonviolence The Second Iraqi Nonviolence Forum and Fourth Conference of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Basrah, 20-22 October 2012 The Iraqi Nonviolence Group, “La’Onf,” together with NOVACT, the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), and other Iraqi and international partners will convene the Second Iraqi Nonviolence Forum this year...
Baghdad Marathon – a Race for Peace and Human rights  in Iraq

Baghdad Marathon – a Race for Peace and Human rights in Iraq

We run to make Iraq a free and democratic state. We run because sports promote friendship. We run for freedom. We run so that all Iraqis are equal, with the same rights and responsibilities. We run so that Baghdad is once again a city of peace. Marathons are held in the most important capitals of...

Baghdad Marathon update

The Baghdad Marathon project was born 4 years ago from an Italian Runners group that think that Sports can have an important role in building Peace and  Civil Society rights for freedom. From that moment we started to work hardly for bringing to know the project to NGO that are working in Iraq, having the...
First international Peace Marathon in Erbil

First international Peace Marathon in Erbil

For the first time in Iraq, an international marathon took place in Erbil, on 7 October 2011. More information here: http://www.baghdadmarathon.it/?p=453