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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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Iraqi Call to International Civil Society to Stand in Solidarity With the Nonviolent Protests in Iraq

Iraqi Call to International Civil Society to Stand in Solidarity With the Nonviolent Protests in Iraq

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative and multiple Iraqi civil society Groups 19th July, 2018 Large-scale Iraqi protests are entering their second week in many provinces including, Basra, Nasiriya, Maysan, Muthana, Diwania, Karbala, Najaf, and parts of Baghdad. Increasingly, they are being met with suppression and an escalation of violence by the Iraqi security forces...
Environmental Threats, Lack of Water, Poor Job Opportunities and Declining Social Benefits Produce Massive Protests in Southern Iraq

Environmental Threats, Lack of Water, Poor Job Opportunities and Declining Social Benefits Produce Massive Protests in Southern Iraq

Iraqi civil Society Solidarity Initiative  18th July 2018  Iraqis have been demonstrating for days in immense protests across southern Iraq—in Basra, Nasiriyah, Amarah, Kut, Karbala and Najaf—demanding basic services and rights, including water, electricity, and jobs. The frequency of demonstrations targeting oil fields, ports and airports, and the headquarters of political parties has mounted in...
UNESCO Needs to Recognize the Upstream Dam Threats to the Iraqi Marshes – We Call to Work With Independent Civil Society!

UNESCO Needs to Recognize the Upstream Dam Threats to the Iraqi Marshes – We Call to Work With Independent Civil Society!

Statement by World Heritage Watch/Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign 23 June 2018, World Heritage Watch Civil Society Forum, prior to the 42nd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee *** We, the Civil Society Organizations who have attended the 5th International NGO Forum on World Heritage at Risk organized by World Heritage Watch...
Covering Corruption Exposes Journalists to Arrest in Iraq

Covering Corruption Exposes Journalists to Arrest in Iraq

Reporters Without Borders for Freedom of Information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrests to which two investigative reporters have been subjected in different parts of Iraq in the past few days in connection with their coverage of corruption, and calls for an end to the harassment of these journalists. The latest victim was Mostafa...
Years of Civil Society Protest Bring Change to Iraq

Years of Civil Society Protest Bring Change to Iraq

By the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative – May 18, 2019. Forming a government, following the recent parliamentary elections in Iraq, will take time, but there is now hope for significant change and reform. The strong showing of the Saeroun Lil-Islah (“Marching for Reform”) alliance, which won 55 seats in the parliament, was a clear...
The Iraqi Government Must Listen to the Stakeholders: Repeal the Social Security Draft Law

The Iraqi Government Must Listen to the Stakeholders: Repeal the Social Security Draft Law

Joint statement for immediate release The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) and the Iraqi Social Forum (ISF) Baghdad – 9 Aug 2017 [If, after reading the following statement, your organization would like to support Iraqi Unions in their opposition to this draft law, please consider sending a message to the Head of the Iraqi...
Equal Water Shares for the Peoples of Iraq and Iran - A Call for Collaboration to Preserve the Shared Rivers!

Equal Water Shares for the Peoples of Iraq and Iran – A Call for Collaboration to Preserve the Shared Rivers!

Press statement by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign 1 August 2017 Recently, dams have been seriously affecting the water courses of Iraq. The shared rivers of Iraq have seen decreases in water flows due to Iranian dams. In June, the Iraqi-Kurdish border region experienced large cuts in water flows of the Little...
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...
New Report Highlights the Disastrous Impact of Daryan Dam on Iraq

New Report Highlights the Disastrous Impact of Daryan Dam on Iraq

Statement by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign 28 October 2016 The Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign have released a report on the impact of the Daryan Dam on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Daryan Dam is a large dam currently under construction on the Sirwan River in Iran. The...
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,...
From Individual Initiatives to Democratic Organizations

From Individual Initiatives to Democratic Organizations

Peace and Freedom Organisation in Kurdistan: From individual initiatives to democratic organizations Erbil – 21 to 22 September 2016 – The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) supports the first national conference of the Iraqi NGO “Peace and Freedom Organisation in Kurdistan.”   When it comes to forming truly democratic non-governmental organisations, with a strategy...
Kurdish reporter murdered, another killed while covering fighting

Kurdish reporter murdered, another killed while covering fighting

  Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a Kurdish reporter’s brutal murder on 13 August in Dahuk, in the northeast of Iraqi Kurdistan, and a TV cameraman’s death the next day while covering fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamic State near Mosul. Widat Hussein Ali, a 28-year-old reporter for RojNews, a news agency that...