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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 Marshes, Second Step Towards The World Heritage!

Iraqi Marshes, Second Step Towards The World Heritage!

February  2014 ,Baghdad, Iraq The international coalition of the “Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign” welcomes the achievement accomplished by the national Iraqi team for the  nomination of the Iraqi marshes to the World Heritage Committee, according to the 1972 World Heritage Convention. The Iraqi Ministry of Environment confirmed that it had submitted...
International Activists meet in Baghdad to Discuss Legal Strategies to Protect the Tigris River

International Activists meet in Baghdad to Discuss Legal Strategies to Protect the Tigris River

For Immediate Release-Baghdad 26th of September   Baghdad, Iraq—Once the cradle of civilizations and agricultural haven, now Iraq’s land has dried significantly mostly due to man-made causes. For the past 20 years upstream dams in the Euphrates have reduced Iraq’s water income. Now the most important water lifeline in the country, the Tigris River, is...
The First Iraqi Social Forum Takes Place in Baghdad!

The First Iraqi Social Forum Takes Place in Baghdad!

Press Release For Immediate Release: 25th of September 2013 The Iraqi Social Forum will take place in Baghdad, from the 26th to the 28th of September, the first large gathering in Iraq based upon the World Social Forum Charter of Principles. It will include more than 140 activities organized by hundreds of Iraqis and some...

Press Release: Include Ilisu dam on the Meeting Agenda with Turkish Opposition Leader

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Include Ilisu dam on the Meeting Agenda with Turkish Opposition Leader Suleimaniya, Kurdistan-Iraq-August 20th, 2013 Next week Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is set to visit Baghdad. As the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the Turkish main opposition party, Mr. Kılıçdaroğlu is one of the most influential politicians in the Turkish opposition. His...
International Solidarity with the "National Campaign to Abolish Monthly Benefits for Former Members of the Council of Representatives" and with the Campaign’s Decision to Demonstrate on the 31st of August!

International Solidarity with the “National Campaign to Abolish Monthly Benefits for Former Members of the Council of Representatives” and with the Campaign’s Decision to Demonstrate on the 31st of August!

Italy – August 10, 2013 The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) announces its support and solidarity with the National Campaign to Abolish Monthly Benefits for Former Members of the Council of Representatives, which is being promoted by Iraqi civil society leaders and organizations. The ICSSI supports the Campaign members’ right to protest and their...
The World Heritage Committee will be meeting in Cambodia, Iraq is a member, but the Iraqi marshes are not in the agenda!

The World Heritage Committee will be meeting in Cambodia, Iraq is a member, but the Iraqi marshes are not in the agenda!

Press Release:  Open Letter on the submission of the Central Marshes to the World Heritage Committee To:  The Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, and through him to all relevant government representatives and members of the Iraqi Parliament, The Speaker of the Council of Representatives of Iraq Osama Nejaifi, and through...

Press Release: Open Letter Sent to Andritz Company Concerning its Engagement in the Construction of the Ilisu Dam

Press Release: Open Letter Sent to Andritz Company Concerning its engagement in the Construction of the Ilisu DamDate: March 22nd, 2013 On occasion of Andritz’s Annual General Meeting which is also the World Water Day, Save the Tigris campaign, a coalition of nongovernmental organizations from Iraq, Iran, Turkey sent a letter to Andritz’s CEO Wolfgang...
Drop charges against Iraqi Union Leader and Human Rights Defender Hassan Juma Awad and his colleagues

Drop charges against Iraqi Union Leader and Human Rights Defender Hassan Juma Awad and his colleagues

Hassan Juma Awad is the leader of the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions, who contributed to rebuilding the Iraqi oil industry after the occupation. Now he is facing charges in Basra because of his activism to protect workers’ rights. On March 20, exactly ten years after the beginning of the war on Iraq, he will...
Press Release: Save the Tigris Campaign Participates in the International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life

Press Release: Save the Tigris Campaign Participates in the International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life

People of Iraq Campaign to Save the Tigris announces its support to the global mobilization that took place on the framework of the International Day of Action Against Dams and Rivers, Water and Life yesterday March 14th. People will gather in Muthanabi street, a popular street in downtown Baghdad at 10 am to raise Awareness...

Press Release: International Coalition and the Drafting Process of the International Code of Conduct (ICoC)

The Drafting process of the International Code of Conduct From February 19th to 22nd 2013, National Governments, Private Military & Security Companies and Civil Society Organizations will meet in Montreux (Switzerland) to advance the drafting of the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security Providers’ document. The International Coalition to Control PMSC will participate...
Immediate Release of Nadir Dendoune, Respect Freedom of Press and More Protection for Journalists Working in Iraq.

Immediate Release of Nadir Dendoune, Respect Freedom of Press and More Protection for Journalists Working in Iraq.

UPDATE 030313: According to Reporters without Borders website, Dendoune, a visiting journalist with French, Australian and Algerian nationality who wasreleased on bail of 10 million dinars (6,500 euros) on 14 February after 23 days in detention in Baghdad, is still being prevented from leaving Iraq. Why hasn’t he been allowed to return to France? 1- First of...
ICSSI Supports Popular Protests in Iraq  Demanding an End to Corruption, Sectarian Conflict and Injustice

ICSSI Supports Popular Protests in Iraq Demanding an End to Corruption, Sectarian Conflict and Injustice

ICSSI Statement of the protests follows. Read also Iraqi voices on the protests: Open letter by 16 Iraqi NGOs to the presidency of Iraq stating that the escalating conflict among the leaders of the major political blocks endangers the unity of Iraqi society and reflects negatively on civil peace. Interview to Falah Alwan, President of...