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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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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...
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...
Freedom of Expression is Severely Threatened: Attacks on Journalists and Human Rights Defenders are Multiplying and the Government is Powerless to Stop Them!

Freedom of Expression is Severely Threatened: Attacks on Journalists and Human Rights Defenders are Multiplying and the Government is Powerless to Stop Them!

Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) March 2016 With the growth of peaceful protests and demands for radical change and reform of the Iraqi government in response to rampant corruption and the failure to provide services, risks for activists, journalists, and other human rights defenders, who are the backbone of the protests, are increasing.  ...
A Shocking Attack on Peaceful Protesters in Nasiriyah — We Demand that the Offenders be held Accountable!   

A Shocking Attack on Peaceful Protesters in Nasiriyah — We Demand that the Offenders be held Accountable!  

Istanbul – February 2016 Statement released by the Iraqi Social Forum and The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI)   On Friday, 2 February, a number of activists involved in the protest movement in the city of Nasiriyah were hit and beaten with sticks by a group of masked men during their peaceful and organized...
The Mosul Dam and the Italian Role. What are the Risks?

The Mosul Dam and the Italian Role. What are the Risks?

Press release by Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, January 20th 2016. 1. Mosul Dam, the largest dam in Iraq, now the most dangerous dam in the world  Risk of the imminent collapse of the Mosul Dam must be confronted immediately. The dam, which began operation in the 1980s, is located 35 kilometers north...
The Threat of Ilisu Dam and the Failure of the Iraqi Government to Protect Iraqi’s Right to Water

The Threat of Ilisu Dam and the Failure of the Iraqi Government to Protect Iraqi’s Right to Water

Press Statement by “Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign”, attending the Iraqi review by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Geneva – October 28, 2015 Successive Iraqi governments have not used all available legal means and negotiation tools (in accordance with the international law) to protect Iraqi’s right to water. Since...
List Hasankeyf and The Iraqi Marshes Now! Stop Ilisu Dam from Destroying World Heritage

List Hasankeyf and The Iraqi Marshes Now! Stop Ilisu Dam from Destroying World Heritage

Statement by Save the Tigris River Campaign, on the occasion of the thirty-ninth session of the World Heritage Committee, in the city of Bonn – Germany (June 28 – July 7, 2015)   To: The Iraqi government UNESCO Office – Iraq The Turkish government Respected members of the World Heritage Committee We write to you...
We Stand Together With Iraqi Civil Society Activists!

We Stand Together With Iraqi Civil Society Activists!

For more than 12 years of invasion, war, occupation and as yet unsuccessful attempts to rebuild the Iraqi nation – its society, culture and government – Iraqi civil society activists have campaigned for a unified and peaceful Iraq. We, in the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative [ICSSI] and members of the international peace and justice...
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...
Iraqi and international civil society gather in Oslo for the 2014 ICSSI Conference

Iraqi and international civil society gather in Oslo for the 2014 ICSSI Conference

Press Statement – for immediate release (October 26 2014) For three days in the Norwegian city of Oslo, Iraqi and international activists will meet to build solidarity with civil society in Iraq, as they take part in the 2014 Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) conference from October 27-29. On the agenda are the challenges...
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...
Loyalty to Sinjar

Loyalty to Sinjar

Press Release, Erbil  22.09.2014 “Loyalty to Sinjar” is an Iraqi campaign aimed at the Iraqi government, regional authorities in Kurdistan, and the UN mission in Iraq to coordinate the opening of a central location where the grave human rights violations now being committed can be documented. The killings, kidnappings and displacement now occurring in Sinjar...