المبادرة الدولية للتضامن مع المجتمع المدني العراقي

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 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...
Iraqi Turkmen in Danger, Rescue Amerli!

Iraqi Turkmen in Danger, Rescue Amerli!

August 26, 2014 More than 16.000 civilians are trapped in the area of Amerli, in Tuz Khormatoo District of Salahaddin Province. Daaesh (ISIS) fighters put Amerli under siege and threaten to enter at any moment. Iraqi civilians from the Turkmen minority are in urgent need of protection. Urgent call by the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity...
Urgent Call To Save Iraqi Minorities

Urgent Call To Save Iraqi Minorities

Appeal by Un ponte per…  August 2014 The war in Iraq may cause the extermination of the last Christian, Yazidi, Shabak and Turkmen communities remaining in the country. Since mid-June hundreds of thousands are fleeing. Un ponte per… is working since then to respond to the emergency. We have so far distributed water, juices, high...
Water and its Infrastructure are not Weapons of War, Protect Civilians’ Right to Water in Iraq

Water and its Infrastructure are not Weapons of War, Protect Civilians’ Right to Water in Iraq

Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign Tuesday 15 July 2014   The Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign is concerned that parties involved in the current conflict in Iraq and Syria might resort to using water and its infrastructure as a weapon of war. Over the past weeks, several news stories have reported...
Minorities Need Protection in Ninawa Governorate: the Shabak are among the most vulnerable

Minorities Need Protection in Ninawa Governorate: the Shabak are among the most vulnerable

Statement by the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), June 27, 2014 A call for the protection of minorities, and in particular, civilians from the Shabak minority in Mosul: all parties should consider Shabak neutral in terms of sectarian conflicts, and they should be given permission to enter protected areas and towns. ICSSI calls the...
Declaration of the Iraqi Coalition for Freedom of Expression

Declaration of the Iraqi Coalition for Freedom of Expression

An International Conference on Freedom of Expression in the MENA Region took place in Tunis on 28-30 May 2014, organized by the Italian NGO Un ponte per… A new Iraqi partnership emerged from it — the Iraqi Coalition for Freedom of Expression — that will focus on raising awareness about and taking action on issues...
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...