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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.
Officials Threaten Journalist with Death unless he Stops Denouncing Corruption

Officials Threaten Journalist with Death unless he Stops Denouncing Corruption

Journalistic Freedoms Observatory An Iraqi journalist faces pressure and death threats for publishing a file of corruption on investments in the province of Diyala, where local officials and directors of municipalities have manipulated permits for investments in the cities of Baquba, and Khanaqin. According to the documents obtained by the...
“Protectors of the Tigris River” celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers in Baghdad

“Protectors of the Tigris River” celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers in Baghdad

By ICSSI Baghdad, April 2016. “We depend on our water and our land. Our land is useless without water. Our environment thrives thanks to water. However, because of droughts we have low water levels in certain seasons, and then it seems all life has left. People leave the countryside and...
Iraqi Youth Use Sport as a Community Tool Against Violence

Iraqi Youth Use Sport as a Community Tool Against Violence

ICSSI Baghdad – April  2016 Sport Against Violence and ICSSI have been working with the Iraqi Social Forum to support Iraqi youth who want to build peace through sports. They held a three-day workshop in Baghdad about using sport as a community tool against violence with the participation of 24...
Shahrazad Campaign Advocates against the Harassment Phenomenon in Kurdistan Region

Shahrazad Campaign Advocates against the Harassment Phenomenon in Kurdistan Region

Al-Mesalla Organization in Erbil – Iraqi Kurdistan, April 2016 Advocacy Meeting With Baharka Camp Management Activists of the Shahrazad Campaign in the last months registered cases of harassment in several camps in Kurdistan Region for internally displaced people (IDPs), and the local NGO Al-Mesalla decided to organize several meetings with...
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:...
Ecological Collapse Circumscribes Traditional Women's Work in Iraq's Mesopotamian Marshes

Ecological Collapse Circumscribes Traditional Women’s Work in Iraq’s Mesopotamian Marshes

Eurek Alert As the land at the heart of the cradle of civilization dries out, an ancient culture is being lost with the unique ecosystem that sustains it For thousands of years, the marshes at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern day Iraq were an oasis...
After Daesh: Perspectives of Displaced Communities from Ninewa on Return to Iraq’s Disputed Territory

After Daesh: Perspectives of Displaced Communities from Ninewa on Return to Iraq’s Disputed Territory

PAX for Peace Recently, military developments and international involvement have resulted in Daesh retreating from some areas previously under its control in Iraq. As these areas become accessible again, IDP communities struggle to return while the potential for renewed conflict remains alarmingly high. In order to understand current conflict dynamics and prepare...
The Prospect of Return between Conflict and Peace: Field Research on Conflict and Coexistence of Nineveh Components after Daesh

The Prospect of Return between Conflict and Peace: Field Research on Conflict and Coexistence of Nineveh Components after Daesh

Dana Sofi – Reform Institute for Development Erbil – March 2016 With appearance of (Daesh) in Iraq and the region, a number of ethnic and religious problems and conflicts surfaced between the various components of the area and even the historical conflicts resurfaced. After Daesh was forced to retreat from some areas...
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Nineveh International Forum on Recovery, Stabilization and Peace

Nineveh International Forum on Recovery, Stabilization and Peace

In the late of March, an International Forum will be held to discuss the stage of rebuilding the stabilization and peace in Nineveh province, in order to get ready after the liberation from Daesh. The forum will be hosted by the Center for Peace and Human Security of the American University in Kurdistan, in Duhok-Semel,...
The Picture of Ramadi from Inside: Alhmaim Expands his Influence and the Islamic Party Stick to the Front Battle

The Picture of Ramadi from Inside: Alhmaim Expands his Influence and the Islamic Party Stick to the Front Battle

Omar Al-Shaher,  Al-Alam Newspaper The people of Ramadi didn’t expect that the same wealthy man who belongs to inveterate and wealthy family will come again to take the part of being the big player in city of Ramadi after it has been liberated form Daesh. Abd Al-Latif Alhmaim came back lately to take the control...
Hasankeyf Selected by Europa Nostra for 7 Most Endangered Program

Hasankeyf Selected by Europa Nostra for 7 Most Endangered Program

Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive, 16 March 2016 The historic town of Hasankeyf, located on the Upper Tigris River in southeastern Turkey, has been selected as one of Europe’s “7 Most Endangered” heritage sites for 2016. The announcement, which noted that Hasankeyf is one of Europe’s most important archaeological sites, was made today in Venice...
In the Context of Evaluating the Second Season of the Iraqi Social Forum

In the Context of Evaluating the Second Season of the Iraqi Social Forum

Ali Basim Al-karkhi * Istanbul – February 2016 I worked as a volunteer with the Iraqi Social Forum in both its first season in 2013, and its second, in 2015. During the second session, I attended the initial preparations and workshops, and saw first-hand how the ideas discussed and debated were transformed into concrete action,...
The Iraqi Social Forum between Two Seasons

The Iraqi Social Forum between Two Seasons

Ahmed Al-Baghdadi* Istanbul – February 2016 Despite the extraordinary situation currently gripping Iraq, and the myriad problems facing Iraqi activists, we – proudly – announce that – we were able to achieve a remarkable accomplishment at the level of civil and social society, through the Iraqi Social Forum that took place in Baghdad in October...
The Iraqi Social Forum, Unique Experience and Sophisticated Goal

The Iraqi Social Forum, Unique Experience and Sophisticated Goal

* Yousif Samer Al-Azzawi Istanbul – February 2016 Though I have not been working with the Iraqi Social Forum for long, it has been long enough to see their great efforts and the important work they do for the advancement of our country. It has also been long enough to see why members of the...
UNHCR Concerned Over Restrictions on Freedom of Movement for Displaced Iraqis in Camps

UNHCR Concerned Over Restrictions on Freedom of Movement for Displaced Iraqis in Camps

Source – UNHCR This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 11 March 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The UN Refugee Agency is concerned about a rising trend of newly-displaced Iraqis being forcibly...
What is Abadi doing to Protect Iraq’s Christians?

What is Abadi doing to Protect Iraq’s Christians?

Omar Al-Jaffal – Almonitor Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon Louis Sako boycotted the National Conference on the Protection of Peaceful Coexistence, the Ban of Hatred and the Fight against Terrorism and Extremism held in the Iraqi parliament Feb. 7. Sako thought it was “useless to participate in conferences of slogans and mere talk that do not result in...
The Trade Unions Role in Social Peace and Promoting Freedoms and Social Justice

The Trade Unions Role in Social Peace and Promoting Freedoms and Social Justice

Wessam Chaseb Among the activities of the Iraqi Social Forum in its second round, the forum with the Solidarity Center/ Iraq program jointly organized a discussion session on the 3rd of October, 2015 in cooperation with Iraqi trade unions, at the Abu Nu’as park in Baghdad. The objective of that session was discussing the role...
Honduran anti-dam activist Berta Cáceres murdered

Honduran anti-dam activist Berta Cáceres murdered

With great sadness The Save the Tigris Campaign has learned of the assassination of Honduran environmental and human rights activist Berta Cáceres in her home on March 3, 2016. Berta was the founder of Council of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras (COPINH) and an anti-dam activist. Earlier she had received threats against her life. According to...
Statement of Establishment of the Moroccan Coalition for Climate Justice

Statement of Establishment of the Moroccan Coalition for Climate Justice

Numerous Moroccan organizations, associations, unions, civil society networks and social movements met on February 7th, 2016 in Rabat within the framework of a national consultation in light of the United Nations conference on climate change from 8 to 17 November 2016 in Marrakech (COP22). Convinced of the importance and the stakes of this step in...
The Killing of 58 Woman for Honor Reasons During One Year in Kurdistan Region

The Killing of 58 Woman for Honor Reasons During One Year in Kurdistan Region

Shafaq News Alhayat Group for the defense of women’s rights in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, have announced that the year of 2015 witnessed the death of 58 women due to honor cases, noting that the perpetrators have not been arrested so far. Banaz Omar, the group member said in a press statement reported to...