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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 Women Journalists Discuss Challenges Faced by Women Journalists and Human Rights Defenders in Basra

Iraqi Women Journalists Discuss Challenges Faced by Women Journalists and Human Rights Defenders in Basra

  Iraqi journalists have held a number of gahtering in recent months to discuss the current state of their profession. This time, they headed to the city of Basra (south of Iraq) for a seminar focusing on women journalists and human rights defenders. The group demanded for authorities to create laws that protect them, ensuring...
Women Human Rights Defender's Conditions in Iraq

Women Human Rights Defender’s Conditions in Iraq

  Baghdad On Sunday 10 December 2016, International Day of Human Rights Defenders, the Iraqi Women’s Journalist Forum and the Iraqi Women’s Network held a seminar in a cooperation with the Italian organization, Un Ponte Per, and the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative. The seminar was devoted to a discussion of the reality facing women...
Women Activists Meet in Baghdad to Discuss Daily Experience in Their Work as WHRDs

Women Activists Meet in Baghdad to Discuss Daily Experience in Their Work as WHRDs

Aysar Shihab- Baghdad 15 women activists and human rights defenders from different governorates of Iraq (Basra, Arbil, Dhi Qar, Salahuddin, Maysan, Muthanna, Dohuk and Kirkuk) gathered in Baghdad to participate in the fifth workshop of the Shahrazad project, which works to protect journalists and human rights defenders. The workshop was held at the Shahrazad Centre...
House Of The Devil? Religious Extremists Bomb Cafes In Basra Because They Employ Women

House Of The Devil? Religious Extremists Bomb Cafes In Basra Because They Employ Women

Niqash – Ammar al-Saleh It was the second bombing of its kind. And after the incident, those clearing the wreckage in the Coffee Time Café in central Basra found a flyer describing the cafes as “the house of the devil” and threatening all those who worked in the cafes with death and other dreadful retribution. The...
Iraqi and International Expertise to Protect Women Human Rights Defenders Iraq

Iraqi and International Expertise to Protect Women Human Rights Defenders Iraq

      September 25-27, 2016 Aysar Shihab – Baghdad   The Shahrazad Centre for the Protection of Human rights Defenders and the Iraqi Journalists Forum hosted a workshop for Iraqi and Kurdish women activists from September 25-27 at their offices in Baghdad.   The workshop was attended by sixteen Iraqi women who came from Basra,...
The Iraqi Women’s Journalists Forum and the Iraqi Women’s  Network discuss domestic violence

The Iraqi Women’s Journalists Forum and the Iraqi Women’s  Network discuss domestic violence

  In the third gathering of the Iraqi Social Forum, the Iraqi Women’s Journalists Forum, supported by the Shahrazad project, held a seminar entitled ‘The role of media in raising public awareness about domestic violence. The seminar was introduced by both the head of Iraqi women Journalists, Nibras AL-Mamury, and the coordinator of the Iraqi...
Seventeen Activist Get Together in Baghdad to Discuss and  Improve  their Personal Protection During their Daily Work as Defenders of Human Rights

Seventeen Activist Get Together in Baghdad to Discuss and Improve their Personal Protection During their Daily Work as Defenders of Human Rights

Seventeen activist form (Basra, Arbil, Dhi Qar, Salahuddin, Maysan, Muthanna, Dohuk and Kirkuk)get together in Baghdad to discuss and  improving their personal protection during their daily work as defenders of human rights and also while using the internet during their work   Shahrazad service center dedicated to human rights defenders provided for those active women the...
The Iraqi Union for Freedom of Expression reviews the draft law on freedom of expression

The Iraqi Union for Freedom of Expression reviews the draft law on freedom of expression

“This report includes a copy of the draft law and the proposed amendment in Arabic” Baghdad, 10 August 2016 Iraqi civil society again faces the threat of legislation that could limit freedom of expression in Iraq. Recently a draft of a law on the freedom of expression that was discussed in the Iraqi Parliament included...
Shahrazad Center Concludes the Second Workshop on the Protection of Women Journalists and Women Human Right Defenders (WHRDs) in Iraq

Shahrazad Center Concludes the Second Workshop on the Protection of Women Journalists and Women Human Right Defenders (WHRDs) in Iraq

Shahrazad Center – Baghdad On the 14th of July, Shahrazad center concluded in the headquarter of the Iraqi Women Journalist Forum (IWJF) its second workshop on the protection and personal safety of women journalists and women human right defenders (WHRDs) in Iraq, with the participation of 18 female trainees from all over Iraq. The workshop,...
Working Women’s Rights under the New Labor Law and the Role of Media in Education and Raising Awareness

Working Women’s Rights under the New Labor Law and the Role of Media in Education and Raising Awareness

Baghdad With the participation of women leaders of three labor unions and a numbers of media women and civil activists, and as a part of Shahrazad campaign activities, the Iraqi Women Journalist Forum organized a seminar in cooperation with the Solidarity Center and the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) and the Italian Organization “Un...
We Call Upon the Kurdish Community to Take Urgent Action for Women’s Rights and Stand against Sexual Harassment

We Call Upon the Kurdish Community to Take Urgent Action for Women’s Rights and Stand against Sexual Harassment

By Shahrazad Campaign, June 2016. Executive Summary of a research on sexual harassment in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, produced by Al-Mesalla organization for Human Resource Development within the framework of Shahrazad Campaign, in cooperation with the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative. The study has been conducted by the local researcher Dr. Shino Khaleel. Introduction...
The Role of Women Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in the National Reconciliation

The Role of Women Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in the National Reconciliation

On May 28, 2016, Shahrazad Service Center hosted the Conference of the Governance Center for Public Policies on Civil Peace in Iraq. The conference discussed the role of the women human rights defenders and journalists in the national reconciliation, and in the diagnosis of drawbacks faced by the whole society. The audience addressed the urgent...