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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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The First Season of the Peace Forum in Hit

The First Season of the Peace Forum in Hit

ICSSI Secretariat – December 2017 The activities of the first season of the Peace Forum in Hit began on 22 December 2017. This marked the culmination of the coordinated efforts of a number of voluntary organizations which came together to establish a joint space where groups could exchange ideas and unify their visions broadly aimed...
Football Tournament For Social Cohesion Takes Place In the Arbat Refugee Camp

Football Tournament For Social Cohesion Takes Place In the Arbat Refugee Camp

In what Sport Against Violence [SAV] hopes will become an annual event, a 3-day Football Tournament to promote dialogue and peaceful coexistence took place in the Arbat Refugee Camp, on December 12, 13, and 15, 2017. The winner was an 8-player team from the town of Arbat, who defeated a team of players from the...
Fourth Iraqi Social Forum “Rights and Peace”

Fourth Iraqi Social Forum “Rights and Peace”

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative –  December 2017 The Iraqi Social Forum (ISF) continues to be one of the most valuable spaces for civil society to convene in Iraq. Its annual event from 30 November – 2 December in Baghdad was attended by over 5000 visitors, mobilizing 100 volunteers and 85 civil society organizations...
In Hit and Ramadi, Young Volunteers Work for Peaceful Coexistence and Nonviolence

In Hit and Ramadi, Young Volunteers Work for Peaceful Coexistence and Nonviolence

By Iraqi Social Forum and ICSSI Secretariat – August 15, 2017 Now that the Upper Euphrates cities have been liberated from Daesh, they need the attention and cooperation of all. We hope that this region, which has suffered so much, will once again be a key player in the process of restoring peace and coexistence...
A Camp by Sports Against Violence Brings Together Iraqi Youth

A Camp by Sports Against Violence Brings Together Iraqi Youth

By Iraqi Social Forum and ICSSI Secretariats – August 3, 2017 From 18-20 July, youth gathered in Dokan, Sulaymaniya, to participate in a camp put on by the Sports Against Violence team, in cooperation with the Iraqi Social Forum (ISF). The camp aimed to strengthen and expand communication and collaboration between civil society groups, NGOs...
Sport as a Means to Renounce Violence in Baghdad

Sport as a Means to Renounce Violence in Baghdad

On the 25, 26 and 29th of April, The Iraqi Social Forum and Sports Against Violence Iraq, in cooperation with the Y-peer Network, organized a workshop entitled “Using sports as tools of Non-violence”, in which a number of youth and volunteers of both genders participated and contributed to the training. The three days training focused on...
Shahrazad Race to Break Community Chains on Iraqi Women .. Stems from Baghdad

Shahrazad Race to Break Community Chains on Iraqi Women .. Stems from Baghdad

Baraa Mohammed Because she is not only the society, but the mother, the sister and the friend, and in order to challenge all circumstances and do not stop by any excuse, and for spreading a message to demand for women rights and to prove her right to exist and stand with men in all fields...
The Celebration of International Women's Day in Iraq at Shahrazad Festival

The Celebration of International Women’s Day in Iraq at Shahrazad Festival

Several activities have been organized in March 2017 in Baghdad by the Iraqi Social Forum celebrating the International Women’s Day and aimed at supporting Iraqi women and strengthening their position in society. Worker Women’s Rights in The New Iraqi Labor Law In cooperation with the Solidarity Center the Iraqi Social Forum organized a workshop on...
Day for Bicycles in the Center of Baghdad

Day for Bicycles in the Center of Baghdad

“I have a dream… I have a bicycle” was the slogan of the young Baghdadis as they rode their bicycles through the streets of Baghdad in the morning of Saturday Feburary 4, 2107. Their goal was to break social taboos and restrictions against girls and women riding bicycles in public. Haider Ali, one of the...
In the streets of Mosul: a run for peace , organized by "Sports Against Violence"

In the streets of Mosul: a run for peace , organized by “Sports Against Violence”

The team of Sports Against Violence, together with Iraqi authorities, organized an intiative to run for peace in the streets in the Eastern part of Mosul on Friday 10th of February 2017. Below is the press statement that was released prior to the run: We run for peace We run for Mosul Whenever we read...
Founding Statement of Sport Against Violence-Iraq

Founding Statement of Sport Against Violence-Iraq

Baghdad – 25 December 2016 We believe in the values of peace citizenship; we want Iraq to be free and all its citizens to be equal in rights and duties. Sports Against Violence-Iraq (SAVI) believes sport to be the most effective community tool to confront violence and entrench the principles of peaceful coexistence among people....
A Weekend of Rights and Peace in “Another Iraq”

A Weekend of Rights and Peace in “Another Iraq”

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative celebrates the tremendous success of the Iraqi Social Forum and The Baghdad Marathon for Peace in Iraq (22-24 September 2016, Baghdad). Where can you go to talk freely with Iraqis of Shia, Sunni, Kurdish, Palestinian, Christian, Eziidi, International and many other backgrounds about equality, civil and human rights, solidarity,...