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.
PeaceBuilding and Social Cohesion
Mosul After Liberation: Ensuring that Civll Society has a Voice

Mosul After Liberation: Ensuring that Civll Society has a Voice

Al Abadi’s declaration on 9 July 2017 that Mosul had been liberated from Daesh sent waves of joy and relief throughout much of Iraq. Celebrations occurred across the country to mark the release of Mosul from the brutal and violent grip of Daesh. Since 2014, when Al Baghdadi declared a caliphate from the now destroyed...
The Colour Of Peace: The Young Artists Erasing Extremist History In Central Iraq

The Colour Of Peace: The Young Artists Erasing Extremist History In Central Iraq

Kamal al-Ayash, Niqash A group of art students and their teacher is traveling around Fallujah, erasing slogans on schools and in public places, put there by the extremist Daesh group. Since April this year a strange group of men have been touring the streets of the central Iraqi city of Fallujah. They are an art...
The Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraq: Subnationalism and the State

The Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraq: Subnationalism and the State

  Middle East Reaserch Institute MERI This report views the Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation Forces, PMF) as having played an intrinsic role in the provision of security in Iraq since the dramatic rise of the Islamic State (IS). However, through the lens of nationalism it analyses the negative role the PMF may play once IS...
IRAQ – Holy Week multi-faith Peace March from Erbil to Alqosh

IRAQ – Holy Week multi-faith Peace March from Erbil to Alqosh

ACN Malta During Holy Week the Chaldean Patriarchate of Babylon  held a 140 kilometer Peace March  “open to Christians and Muslims”, to ask for the gift of peace and an end to all violence in the Middle East. The route started in Ankawa (suburb of Erbil) and ended in  Alqosh, a city abandoned by its...
The Apple of Halabja .. The Spring that did not bring Nowruz

The Apple of Halabja .. The Spring that did not bring Nowruz

Halabja .. An Iraqi tragedy that calls on our common humanity BAGHDAD, March 2017 Civil society activists from various organizations in Baghdad — Sawtona, La-Onf of Baghdad, and the Iraqi Social Forum — gathered for a moment of silent remembrance of the massacre in Halabja 29 years ago on Thursday, 16 March 2017 at the...
Nineveh’s Youth Conference

Nineveh’s Youth Conference

We are all Citizens Under the theme “Activating the role of the young people in the process of Peace Building and Social Cohesion after ISIS in Nineveh Governorate” Peace and Freedom org. and PAX org. within “we are all citizens” program, in cooperation with the Nineveh Provincial Council, the Youth Advisory Committee and a number...
A Lesson How To Live In Peace

A Lesson How To Live In Peace

        Afeef Mohammed – Iraq I’m from Iraq, working in the agricultural & irrigation field, got the opportunity of leaving my country for scholarship concerned with my field in Bari – Italy. Iraq is a well known wounded and continuously bleeding country due to political, religious differences; thousands of people dead and...
Civilians Fleeing Fallujah “Facing Double Jeopardy”

Civilians Fleeing Fallujah “Facing Double Jeopardy”

GENEVA – OHCHR UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday urged the Iraqi Government to take immediate measures to ensure that all people fleeing the Daesh-occupied city of Fallujah are treated in strict accordance with international human rights and international humanitarian laws. “There are extremely distressing, credible reports that some...
Sinjar after ISIS, a report by PAX

Sinjar after ISIS, a report by PAX

By PAX, June 2016 This outline of an extensive study on Sinjar, Iraq, provides an important understanding of new dynamics in areas where ISIS has retreated. In post-ISIS Sinjar, new security and political stakeholders have taken root, and local communities, affected by rounds of violence and frustrated by a lack of state protection, increasingly mobilize...
The Available Opportunity: Peace

The Available Opportunity: Peace

Yasir Alsalim – People’s Road Newspaper Few days ago, videos widely shared on social media, revealed the abuses committed by soldiers against civilians from the people of Fallujah have raised a wave of resentment and societal and political controversial. According to a statement of the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, 609 citizens of the city...
OCHA Iraq: Civilians Fleeing Fallujah Urgently Need Protection and Help

OCHA Iraq: Civilians Fleeing Fallujah Urgently Need Protection and Help

Baghdad – 25 May 2016 – Press release by UNOCHA Iraq. Humanitarian agencies on the ground in Iraq are warning that civilians in Fallujah in Iraq are at extreme risk. “We are receiving distressing reports of civilians trapped inside Fallujah who are desperate to escape to safety, but can’t,” said Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian...
Abnormal Number of Orphans Among IDPs in Dohuk, and Importance of Foster Family System

Abnormal Number of Orphans Among IDPs in Dohuk, and Importance of Foster Family System

Bewar A. Saido Since the fall of Talafar, Sinjar and Mosel, families fleeing the fighting have lived in the area around Dohuk  temporary structures, unfinished buildings and Tent camps . Many of children lost their father and mothers according statistic data  of Dohuk directorate of social care 617 orphan children are living in Shekhan ,Khanke...