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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 Activists Demand Those Who Abducted 7 Students because of their Civil Activism be Held Accountable - International Solidarity is Needed

Iraqi Activists Demand Those Who Abducted 7 Students because of their Civil Activism be Held Accountable – International Solidarity is Needed

Update: The Seven students have been released a day after they have been abducted, however, no concrete steps have been taken to hold accountable the group that kidnapped them. The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative – 9 May 2017 Civil society activists in Iraq are preparing to demonstrate in the central and southern Iraqi cities of...
Running Qandil: The Controversial Kurdish Region, Inside The Kurdish Region

Running Qandil: The Controversial Kurdish Region, Inside The Kurdish Region

  Niqash – Saman Omer In Iraqi Kurdistan, there is a semi-independent region within the semi-independent region. The controversial Kurdistan Worker’s Party run an area on the border. But not everyone likes that. You don’t need to drive very far from the major Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah to exit the terrain controlled by the government...
ICSSI contributes to the launch of the Observatory to Prevent Extremist Violence (OPEV)

ICSSI contributes to the launch of the Observatory to Prevent Extremist Violence (OPEV)

ICSSI contributes to the launch of the Observatory to Prevent Extremist Violence (OPEV) and invites its members to join the platform and sign the Plan of Action of the Euro-Mediterranean civil society to Prevent Extremist Violence From January 28th to 30th, Barcelona hosted the conference “Towards a new paradigm: Preventing Violent Extremism”, involving 322 people...
Tahrir Square Victims: Martyrs of Continuous Nonviolent Iraqi Struggle

Tahrir Square Victims: Martyrs of Continuous Nonviolent Iraqi Struggle

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative – February 20, 2017  On Saturday February 11, Baghdad, the capital of Iraq witnessed peaceful demonstrations following calls by the Shiite cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr. Thousands of demonstrators and supporters of al-Sadr together with many other civilians headed off from Tahrir Square. They were unified in demanding reform of the...
Awat demands safety for himself and his family

Awat demands safety for himself and his family

An urgent call for action by Christian Peacemaker Team Iraq (Newletter Feb 3, 2017) that the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative endorses. Take action, send emails and post on Facebook to protect this Human Rights Defender in Sulaymaniyah, who took part in the ICSSI Conference 2017! Click here and check how Awat Hassan is a...
The Bad Conditions of People’s Livelihood and Non-Violent Strike in KRG

The Bad Conditions of People’s Livelihood and Non-Violent Strike in KRG

بەر دەستە بە زمانی کوردی Awat Hassan Abdulla – Civil rights activist Paper presented at the ICSSI Annual Conference, 18th of January 2017, in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan Region Beforehand, I want to say that the population of this region is almost 5 million people, more than 1, 600.000 people are employees!! In the past, people...
Social Movement in Iraq: Various Methods Aiming for A Civil State and Social Justice

Social Movement in Iraq: Various Methods Aiming for A Civil State and Social Justice

بەر دەستە بە زمانی کوردی Written by: Dr. Jassim Al-Hilfi presented by Ali Saheb in ICSSI Sixth Conference, Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan region 01/18/2017 Introduction Large demonstrations began in Iraq, in February 25, 2011, and grew into a widespread mass movement by July 31, 2015. These demonstrations occurred in all provinces and districts of Iraq, and...
The Civil and Nonviolent Alternative to the Current Military Response to DAESH

The Civil and Nonviolent Alternative to the Current Military Response to DAESH

بەر دەستە بە زمانی کوردی By Martina Pignatti Morano, President, Un ponte per… www.unponteper.it Paper presented in ICSSI Sixth Conference, Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan region 01/18/2017 When the Mosul offensive really started, back in March 2016, people in the West did not realize it. When it escalated into the Battle of Mosul, in October, journalists called...
The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) At the end of November Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) facilitated Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshop in collaboration with Ann J Ward (Peacebuilding advisor of Un ponte per…) which was organized by the University of Duhok Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies. The workshop was funded by UNDP. Twenty three...
In Iraqi Kurdistan, Demonstrations Continue

In Iraqi Kurdistan, Demonstrations Continue

partners with rural and displaced communities and civil society activists who struggle for peace and respect for their rights. Demonstrations continue Iraqi Kurdistan has been facing the biggest crisis in the history of the region for almost two years. The regional government have shut down public service projects and have not been able to pay the...
PAX Iraq Alert IV | October 24th 2016

PAX Iraq Alert IV | October 24th 2016

Mosul: Peacebuilding After ISIS With the offensive on Mosul unfolding, awareness is growing that one day, military groups united in the struggle against ISIS in Iraq will no longer have a common enemy. New conflict dynamics will emerge that need to be addressed urgently. While the need for a longer-term political strategy is now broadly...
The Regional and Domestic Political Context of the Mosul Offensive

The Regional and Domestic Political Context of the Mosul Offensive

Sada – KIRK H. SOWELL qi security forces began direct operations to liberate Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province, from the Islamic State (IS) the morning of October 17. Kurdish peshmerga forces, which controlled much of the area east and north of Mosul before 2014, began taking a series of villages east of the city....