المبادرة الدولية للتضامن مع المجتمع المدني العراقي

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.
ICSSI documents
Open Letter to the Iraqi Government, the Kurdistan Regional Government from the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign

Open Letter to the Iraqi Government, the Kurdistan Regional Government from the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign

PRESS RELEASE: May 12, 2015 Iraq faces a growing water emergency. Frequent water shortages, due to chronic mismanagement, have intensified into a complex crisis. Daesh is using Iraq’s water supply to pressure local communities. It has taken control of the water infrastructure in several locations and is using war tactics, including flooding and cutting off...
Final Declaration  of the  Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference  Oslo, Norway, 27-29 October 2014

Final Declaration of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference Oslo, Norway, 27-29 October 2014

For three days, a group of Iraqi and international civil society activists met in the Norwegian city of Oslo to discuss the current crisis in Iraq. They came together to build international solidarity with civil society in Iraq in order to promote the far-reaching political and social reforms that are essential to confronting the root...
New Government in Iraq Must Address The Root Causes of Extremism

New Government in Iraq Must Address The Root Causes of Extremism

Joint Press Statement available also in French and Italian  (Rome, September 23 , 2014 ) – Far-reaching political and social reforms are essential to confront the root causes of extremism in Iraq, Iraqi and international human rights groups said today in a joint statement. On November 3rd, Iraq will undergo a formal review of its human...
Charges against Iraqi union leader tossed  International solidarity and oil worker unity defeat government repression

Charges against Iraqi union leader tossed International solidarity and oil worker unity defeat government repression

A joint statement by the Iraq Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI),  AFL-CIO Solidarity Center and U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW) Months after the Iraq Ministry of Oil lodged a criminal complaint against Hassan Juma’a Awad, President of the Iraq Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU), the charges were finally heard by a Basra court. The...
ICSSI Supports Popular Protests in Iraq  Demanding an End to Corruption, Sectarian Conflict and Injustice

ICSSI Supports Popular Protests in Iraq Demanding an End to Corruption, Sectarian Conflict and Injustice

ICSSI Statement of the protests follows. Read also Iraqi voices on the protests: Open letter by 16 Iraqi NGOs to the presidency of Iraq stating that the escalating conflict among the leaders of the major political blocks endangers the unity of Iraqi society and reflects negatively on civil peace. Interview to Falah Alwan, President of...
American, Iraqi labor leaders sign to dissolve Saddam's labor laws

American, Iraqi labor leaders sign to dissolve Saddam’s labor laws

American, Iraqi labor leaders sign to dissolve Saddam’s labor laws http://www.todayszaman.com/news-296152-american-iraqi-labor-leaders-sign-to-dissolve-saddams-labor-laws.html#.UIfPmE3lLU4.facebook 23 October 2012 / ALYSON NEEL, BASRA The Second Iraqi Nonviolence Forum wrapped up on Monday in Basra with an important, concrete step towards a more democratic future for Iraqi workers — a joint statement and action plan to support the passage of a...
Fourth Conference of The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) - Basra October 2012

Fourth Conference of The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) – Basra October 2012

For three days in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, from October 20 to 22, more than 200 Iraqi activists, trade unionists and human rights defenders met to discuss a democratic future for their country, during the Second Iraqi Nonviolence Forum. About 20 international members of NGOs and journalists attended the event, to express their...
Iraqi Nonviolence Forum opened in the southern city of Basra

Iraqi Nonviolence Forum opened in the southern city of Basra

For immediate release Press release of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), Iraqi Nonviolence Group LAONF, and Bara Conference Organizing Committee Basra-Iraq, 20th of October 2012 Iraqi Nonviolence Forum opened in the southern city of Basra Yesterday, 19th of October, the Second Iraqi Nonviolence Forum opened in the southern city of Basra with a...
3rd ICSSI Conference in Erbil, 8-9 October 2011

3rd ICSSI Conference in Erbil, 8-9 October 2011

The third international conference of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) took place in Erbil, on 8 and 9 October 2011. It was a success, with more than 300 participants from all over Iraq and around the world. The final declaration of the conference is available in Arabic, English, French, Italian (PDF files). The agenda...