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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 Apple of Halabja .. The Spring that did not bring Nowruz

The Apple of Halabja .. The Spring that did not bring Nowruz

Halabja .. An Iraqi tragedy that calls on our common humanity BAGHDAD, March 2017 Civil society activists from various organizations in Baghdad — Sawtona, La-Onf of Baghdad, and the Iraqi Social Forum — gathered for a moment of silent remembrance of the massacre in Halabja 29 years ago on Thursday, 16 March 2017 at the...
Nineveh’s Youth Conference

Nineveh’s Youth Conference

We are all Citizens Under the theme “Activating the role of the young people in the process of Peace Building and Social Cohesion after ISIS in Nineveh Governorate” Peace and Freedom org. and PAX org. within “we are all citizens” program, in cooperation with the Nineveh Provincial Council, the Youth Advisory Committee and a number...
A Lesson How To Live In Peace

A Lesson How To Live In Peace

        Afeef Mohammed – Iraq I’m from Iraq, working in the agricultural & irrigation field, got the opportunity of leaving my country for scholarship concerned with my field in Bari – Italy. Iraq is a well known wounded and continuously bleeding country due to political, religious differences; thousands of people dead and...
Civilians Fleeing Fallujah “Facing Double Jeopardy”

Civilians Fleeing Fallujah “Facing Double Jeopardy”

GENEVA – OHCHR UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday urged the Iraqi Government to take immediate measures to ensure that all people fleeing the Daesh-occupied city of Fallujah are treated in strict accordance with international human rights and international humanitarian laws. “There are extremely distressing, credible reports that some...
Sinjar after ISIS, a report by PAX

Sinjar after ISIS, a report by PAX

By PAX, June 2016 This outline of an extensive study on Sinjar, Iraq, provides an important understanding of new dynamics in areas where ISIS has retreated. In post-ISIS Sinjar, new security and political stakeholders have taken root, and local communities, affected by rounds of violence and frustrated by a lack of state protection, increasingly mobilize...
The Available Opportunity: Peace

The Available Opportunity: Peace

Yasir Alsalim – People’s Road Newspaper Few days ago, videos widely shared on social media, revealed the abuses committed by soldiers against civilians from the people of Fallujah have raised a wave of resentment and societal and political controversial. According to a statement of the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, 609 citizens of the city...
OCHA Iraq: Civilians Fleeing Fallujah Urgently Need Protection and Help

OCHA Iraq: Civilians Fleeing Fallujah Urgently Need Protection and Help

Baghdad – 25 May 2016 – Press release by UNOCHA Iraq. Humanitarian agencies on the ground in Iraq are warning that civilians in Fallujah in Iraq are at extreme risk. “We are receiving distressing reports of civilians trapped inside Fallujah who are desperate to escape to safety, but can’t,” said Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian...
Abnormal Number of Orphans Among IDPs in Dohuk, and Importance of Foster Family System

Abnormal Number of Orphans Among IDPs in Dohuk, and Importance of Foster Family System

Bewar A. Saido Since the fall of Talafar, Sinjar and Mosel, families fleeing the fighting have lived in the area around Dohuk  temporary structures, unfinished buildings and Tent camps . Many of children lost their father and mothers according statistic data  of Dohuk directorate of social care 617 orphan children are living in Shekhan ,Khanke...
After Daesh: Perspectives of Displaced Communities from Ninewa on Return to Iraq’s Disputed Territory

After Daesh: Perspectives of Displaced Communities from Ninewa on Return to Iraq’s Disputed Territory

PAX for Peace, a report of June 2015. Recently, military developments and international involvement have resulted in Daesh retreating from some areas previously under its control in Iraq. As these areas become accessible again, IDP communities struggle to return while the potential for renewed conflict remains alarmingly high. In order to understand current conflict dynamics and prepare...
The Prospect of Return between Conflict and Peace: Field Research on Conflict and Coexistence of Nineveh Components after Daesh

The Prospect of Return between Conflict and Peace: Field Research on Conflict and Coexistence of Nineveh Components after Daesh

Dana Sofi – Reform Institute for Development Erbil – March 2016 With appearance of (Daesh) in Iraq and the region, a number of ethnic and religious problems and conflicts surfaced between the various components of the area and even the historical conflicts resurfaced. After Daesh was forced to retreat from some areas of Nineveh governorate and Zumar,...
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,...
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...