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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 OTHER BAGHDAD

THE OTHER BAGHDAD

By Francesca Borri, Freelance Journalist (June 2015). We usually simplify Iraq, and its 35 million population, by splitting it into a Shia south, a Sunni centre, and a Kurdish north. Each city, yet, each area of Iraq is rather a blend of different ethnic groups and confessional communities – or of Iraqis who see their...
Iraqi Journalists Likely to Face Exponential Rise in Risks in 2015

Iraqi Journalists Likely to Face Exponential Rise in Risks in 2015

ICSSI: Suzanne DeRouen Reporters Without Borders’ (RWB) 2015 World Press Freedom Index reports that, due to the presence of Daesh and the subsequent worsening security situation as well as the government’s chokehold on the press in remaining regions still under its control, Iraq ranked 153 out of 180 countries in 2014  (down three spots from...
Iraq: Militias Escalate Abuses, Possibly War Crimes

Iraq: Militias Escalate Abuses, Possibly War Crimes

Human Rights Watch – New York Killings, Kidnappings, Forced Evictions Abuses by militias allied with Iraqi security forces in Sunni areas have escalated in recent months. Residents have been forced from their homes, kidnapped, and in some cases summarily executed. At least 3,000 people have fled their homes in the Muqdadiyya area of Diyala province...
Join Iraqi activists at the World Social Forum! (Tunis, 24-28 March 2015)

Join Iraqi activists at the World Social Forum! (Tunis, 24-28 March 2015)

In 2015, four years after the Arab spring, the World Social Forum (WSF) will gather again in Tunis, from March 24 to 28. This international meeting of social movements, unions and NGOs that share an alternative vision for the world, based on social and environmental justice, has definitely moved its axes from Latin American, where...
Solidarity with the Iraqi Social Forum from Bangladesh

Solidarity with the Iraqi Social Forum from Bangladesh

by Quazi Baby  Quazi Baby is Executive Director of the Participatory Development Action Program, which she founded in 1996 to work on human rights, women’s and children’s rights, and the right to housing and land. At the South Asian Social Forum, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in November of 2011, she organized two workshops with the...

Register for the ICSSI Conference 2014 in Oslo

Following the invitation for the ICSSI Conference 2014 in Norway (Oslo, 27-29 October 2014), please fill up the following registration form. Please notice that ICSSI cannot support participants in the visa process with Norwegian authorities. You may need a Schengen visa to enter Norway.
USLAW Statement: NO Iraq War Replay!

USLAW Statement: NO Iraq War Replay!

Statement adopted by “US Labor Against the War” Steering Committee, June 25, 2014 A majority of working people opposed the Iraq War and participated in the eight year struggle to end it. We felt great relief when the last troops departed Iraq in 2011. U.S. Labor Against the War opposes any U.S. military intervention in...
Campaign for Children's Health in Iraq

Campaign for Children’s Health in Iraq

The Campaign for Children’s Health in Iraq emerged from the Third Annual conference of The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), held in Erbil, the capital city of northern Iraq’s Kurdistan region, October 8-9. 2011. Approximately 250 individuals and representatives of civil society organizations – Iraqis and internationals – attended. The conference statement, issued six weeks...