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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 Right to Heal Hearings

The Right to Heal Hearings

On the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Iraqis and U.S. military veterans came together to hold the U.S. government accountable for the lasting effects of war and the rights of veterans and civilians to heal. The Iraq war is not over for Iraqi civilians and U.S. veterans who continue to struggle with...
The War In Anbar, Humanitarian Disaster And Lies!

The War In Anbar, Humanitarian Disaster And Lies!

Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) 4th of March 2014 It was very hard to imagine that it would turn so bad. Iraqis are at war again without any legal avail and war slogans are louder than the voice of reason and wisdom. Iraqi people wished for an end of the war era, after suffering...
Campaign to Abolish Retirement Pay for Members of Parliament Scores a Major Victory!

Campaign to Abolish Retirement Pay for Members of Parliament Scores a Major Victory!

The Campaign to Abolish Retirement Pay for Members of Parliament Scores a Major Victory and Takes a Step to Form a New Civil Movement Named “MUSTAMEROON” “We Are Continuing!”   The national campaign to “abolish retirement pay for members of parliament”, which was launched in late March of 2013, met its desired goal of ending...
Sunni refugees from Anbar sheltered by shiites in Karbala

Sunni refugees from Anbar sheltered by shiites in Karbala

Niqash | Abbas Sarhan | Karbala The fighting between locals and the Iraqi army in Anbar is driving families from their homes and into other parts of Iraq. And because the road north is closed by security forces, many Sunni Muslims are being forced to find shelter with their Shiite Muslim neighbours in Karbala. NIQASH...
Iraqi Elections: the silent majority and a new wave of violence

Iraqi Elections: the silent majority and a new wave of violence

The Iraq Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) Written by: Ismaeel Dawood and Terry Kay Rockefeller , May 2013 Boycotts and Protests Provincial elections were held in two thirds of the Iraqi governorates this year on the 20th of April. The central government chose to postpone elections in Anbar and Ninevah, the two governorates that have...
In Iraqi Kurdistan Those Who Murder Women Go Free

In Iraqi Kurdistan Those Who Murder Women Go Free

“There is definitely a light at the end of the tunnel. And we are here for the long haul.” – Hoda Elsadda Zhiyan group representatives are never satisfied; they never rest when it comes to women’s issues. Last week they had a press conference to release results of a study about the impact of the...
Women Groups in Suleimaniya Demand an End to the Patriarchal System

Women Groups in Suleimaniya Demand an End to the Patriarchal System

“Darperwary bo Mamosta Sakar” –Justice for Mamosta Sakar Last week, on Monday, April 22nd, women groups demonstrated in front of Suleimaniya Court. They were protesting the release of Mamosta Sakar’s father. In a controversial case well know to the media and to most people in Kurdistan, the case of Mamosta Sakar has become an icon...
Iraqi and International NGOs Appeal for Justice in the Case of Jalal Dhiab

Iraqi and International NGOs Appeal for Justice in the Case of Jalal Dhiab

ICSSI joins the call for justice from local and International Organizations in iraq. We join the call from IKV Pax Christi and local NGO’s below in strongly condemning the assassination of Jalal Dhiab, director of the ‘Ansar al-Huriyya’ association, which took place in al-Zubayr, Basra province, on Friday 26 April. We also join the call upon the...
Women Rights Activists in Kurdistan: March 8th-No for Bargaining on Women's Rights

Women Rights Activists in Kurdistan: March 8th-No for Bargaining on Women’s Rights

More than 150 activists and members of civil society gathered for March 8th Celebration in Suleimaniya under the slogan of “No for bargaining on the women`s rights and issues”.   Demands of Zhiyan Group on the March 8th, International Women`s Day  To: The citizens, public opinion, media, civil society, political parties, and all concerned parties....
The Power of Political Islamization in Iraq: The Case of Ending the Civil State

The Power of Political Islamization in Iraq: The Case of Ending the Civil State

The Power of Political Islamization in Iraq:  The Case of Ending the Civil State Psycho-political Perspective By Faris Nadhmi*; A working paper submitted within the contribution of the Iraqi delegation to the works of the World Social Forum in Tunisia for the period from 26 to 30 March, 2013. Presented on March 27th, 2013 at...
A Nother Iraq is Possible ... Iraq of Peace, Human Rights and Social Justice

A Nother Iraq is Possible … Iraq of Peace, Human Rights and Social Justice

The Iraqi Social Forum prospects and challenges Towards the establishment of the Iraqi Social Forum A working paper submitted by the preparatory committee of the Iraqi Social Forum with the contribution of the Iraqi delegation in the works of the World Social Forum in Tunisia For the period 26 – 30 March, 2013 Iraqis are...
A Call for International Solidarity with Basra Protests

A Call for International Solidarity with Basra Protests

For the 9th consecutive day workers in Basra continue to protests South Oil Company and other oil companies’ hostile workers policies. They have set a protest camp, which has the participation of large numbers of workers from different oil sites. In a wonderful labor phenomenon and a unique experience, the workers continue in support for...