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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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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...
“Protectors of the Tigris River” celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers in Baghdad

“Protectors of the Tigris River” celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers in Baghdad

By ICSSI Baghdad, April 2016. “We depend on our water and our land. Our land is useless without water. Our environment thrives thanks to water. However, because of droughts we have low water levels in certain seasons, and then it seems all life has left. People leave the countryside and migrate to the city. We...
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...
Towards Building a Regional Social Forum in the Arab Region

Towards Building a Regional Social Forum in the Arab Region

  Yahya Alhafudh* Because of the urgent need to unify all the efforts and goals, and in order to prevent the distractions and disarranging, we propose to build a regional forum that includes the countries that already involved in the Forums process, like Iraq, Egypt, Palestine, Tunisia and Morocco, as well as the neighboring countries...
Nineveh International Forum on Recovery, Stabilization and Peace

Nineveh International Forum on Recovery, Stabilization and Peace

In the late of March, an International Forum will be held to discuss the stage of rebuilding the stabilization and peace in Nineveh province, in order to get ready after the liberation from Daesh. The forum will be hosted by the Center for Peace and Human Security of the American University in Kurdistan, in Duhok-Semel,...
In the Context of Evaluating the Second Season of the Iraqi Social Forum

In the Context of Evaluating the Second Season of the Iraqi Social Forum

Ali Basim Al-karkhi * Istanbul – February 2016 I worked as a volunteer with the Iraqi Social Forum in both its first season in 2013, and its second, in 2015. During the second session, I attended the initial preparations and workshops, and saw first-hand how the ideas discussed and debated were transformed into concrete action,...
The Iraqi Social Forum between Two Seasons

The Iraqi Social Forum between Two Seasons

Ahmed Al-Baghdadi* Istanbul – February 2016 Despite the extraordinary situation currently gripping Iraq, and the myriad problems facing Iraqi activists, we – proudly – announce that – we were able to achieve a remarkable accomplishment at the level of civil and social society, through the Iraqi Social Forum that took place in Baghdad in October...
The Iraqi Social Forum, Unique Experience and Sophisticated Goal

The Iraqi Social Forum, Unique Experience and Sophisticated Goal

* Yousif Samer Al-Azzawi Istanbul – February 2016 Though I have not been working with the Iraqi Social Forum for long, it has been long enough to see their great efforts and the important work they do for the advancement of our country. It has also been long enough to see why members of the...
The Trade Unions Role in Social Peace and Promoting Freedoms and Social Justice

The Trade Unions Role in Social Peace and Promoting Freedoms and Social Justice

Wessam Chaseb Among the activities of the Iraqi Social Forum in its second round, the forum with the Solidarity Center/ Iraq program jointly organized a discussion session on the 3rd of October, 2015 in cooperation with Iraqi trade unions, at the Abu Nu’as park in Baghdad. The objective of that session was discussing the role...
Joint Strategy Workshop: Iraqi Social Forum and Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative

Joint Strategy Workshop: Iraqi Social Forum and Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative

11 to 14 February 2016 – Istanbul, Turkey For four days, from February 11 to 14, 2016, members of the ISF [Iraqi Social Forum] and the ICSSI [Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative] met in Istanbul for a joint strategy planning workshop. These civil society activists – from Iraq, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, the United States,...
Iraqi unions and the opportunity to play a key role in social forums

Iraqi unions and the opportunity to play a key role in social forums

Wesam Chasib Oudah (Iraq Program Manager, Solidarity Center), February 2016. Iraqi unions and the signs of hope The load of challenges that Iraqi unions confronted and still do – such as those in administrative, organizing, legal, economic, social, and security perspectives – is obvious to everyone. But in spite of these challenges, unions were able...
In solidarity with Iraqi civil society: an overview of the Extended Iraqi Social Forum

In solidarity with Iraqi civil society: an overview of the Extended Iraqi Social Forum

As the second session of the Iraqi Social Forum on Coexistence and Civil Peace took place in Baghdad from 1-3 October 2015, it was attended by internationals from Tunisia, Palestine, Italy, Zambia and Germany. Together they represented civil society movements from their respective countries. Other internationals could not make it due to the difficulty of...