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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.
Worker Rights and Freedom of association
Iraqi Trade Unions Proceed With Their Complaint to the International Labor Organization

Iraqi Trade Unions Proceed With Their Complaint to the International Labor Organization

Six Iraqi trade unions affiliated with the Unions Conference gathered in a meeting held on Thursday, March 16. The unions focused in their discussions on the Social Security Law and the Freedoms of Association Law, as well as the issue of Iraq’s accession to the International Labor Convention No. 87 of 1948. The unions stated...
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...
The Iraqi Social Forum and the Solidarity Center organize series of women's trade union activities on the occasion of the International Women's Day

The Iraqi Social Forum and the Solidarity Center organize series of women’s trade union activities on the occasion of the International Women’s Day

On the occasion of the International Women’s day, the Iraqi Social Forum Economic and Social Rights Masar (path) and the Solidarity Center organized a series of training and activities for working women to promote the new labor law in Iraq. The activities started with a workshop on working women rights in the new labor law,...
Unions Demand Russia's LUKoil to Reinstate Laid-off Iraqi Employees

Unions Demand Russia’s LUKoil to Reinstate Laid-off Iraqi Employees

The General Union for Workers in the Oil and Gas (GFWIU), subsidiary of the General Federation of Workers Unions in Iraq, has condemned of the dismissal of a large  number of Iraqi workers in Russia’s oil company LUKoil, which is developing the West Qurna oil fields in Basra governorate. This condemnation was issued in a...
The Condition of Workers' Rights and Freedom of Labor Union in Kurdistan Region and Iraq

The Condition of Workers’ Rights and Freedom of Labor Union in Kurdistan Region and Iraq

“Workers’ Rights and Freedom of Association” is a joint project run by PFOK and NPA in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. The project, which has an implementation period of four years, began in July 2016. A number of researchers from PFOK have conducted a study of the project between July and December of 2016. By...
Drafting a New Social Security Law for Iraq

Drafting a New Social Security Law for Iraq

Iraq is in need of legislation that provides real social security guarantees for workers and employees. The Iraqi government is currently drafting a new social security law without proper consultation of civil society. To discuss the adoption of such law, trade unions, teachers and social security experts gathered in a seminar organized by the Iraqi...
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...
The Protection of HRDs and unionists, is The duty of the Iraqi Government

The Protection of HRDs and unionists, is The duty of the Iraqi Government

Update:  A thanking letter from the trade union: On my own and my family. and my colleagues in the General Union for workers in the oil and gas and the Committee of the employees of the South Oil workers and staff of the General Federation of Trade Unions working in Iraq. I would like to...
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...
The First of its Kind in Baghdad: A Traveling Art Festival Celebrating the Workers of Iraq and Expressing Solidarity with their Demands

The First of its Kind in Baghdad: A Traveling Art Festival Celebrating the Workers of Iraq and Expressing Solidarity with their Demands

  By ICSSI – Baghdad, May 2016. Throughout the entire day on Saturday, May 15, young people coordinated by the Iraqi Social Forum carried a banner and moved in a small bus through the different areas of Baghdad. Each time they parked in one of Baghdad’s neighborhoods, they transformed the bus into a kind of...
The Employees of the Oil Sector in Basra Demand for a Professional and Independent Minister, and Criticize the Licensing Rounds

The Employees of the Oil Sector in Basra Demand for a Professional and Independent Minister, and Criticize the Licensing Rounds

Basra – 6 April 2016 The oil sector employees in Basra called on Mr. Haider Al-Abadi, the Iraqi prime minister, to select a professional and independent Minister to be assigned for the ministry of Oil, and the Employees Committee of the South Oil issued a statement in this regard, stating: “The employees of the oil...
Iraqi unions and the opportunity to play a key role in social forums

Iraqi unions and the opportunity to play a key role in social forums

Wesam Chasib Oudah (Iraq Program Manager, Solidarity Center), February 2016. Iraqi unions and the signs of hope The load of challenges that Iraqi unions confronted and still do – such as those in administrative, organizing, legal, economic, social, and security perspectives – is obvious to everyone. But in spite of these challenges, unions were able...