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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.
Call for International Participants to Attend The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference - Oslo, Norway, 27-29 October 2014

Call for International Participants to Attend The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference – Oslo, Norway, 27-29 October 2014

Iraqi and international members of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative and the Iraqi Social Forum have been working over the last several months to organize an international conference concerning civil society in Iraq. Following an invitation by the Norway Social Forum to take part in their bi-annual event, and...
Assessing Iraq’s New Government: looking for concrete solutions and realistic alternatives to the sectarian regime

Assessing Iraq’s New Government: looking for concrete solutions and realistic alternatives to the sectarian regime

ICSSI: Ismaeel Dawood September 10th 2014   Given the recent positive security and political developments, Iraqi’s are at last feeling some hope. For the first time since the crisis in Mosul in June 2014 (at which point Daaesh controlled about one third of the Iraqi territory) the Iraqi army, together...
Underage and Trapped: Female Iraqi Factory Workers Need Help

Underage and Trapped: Female Iraqi Factory Workers Need Help

Al- Monitor: Wassim Bassem BABIL, Iraq — Shayma Hassan, 16, walks 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) each day to the brick factory in Bahr al-Najaf in the city of Najaf, 161 kilometers (100 miles) south of Baghdad. Her hectic work day starts at 6 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Along with...
ETHNIC CLEANSING ON HISTORIC SCALE: THE ISLAMIC STATE’S SYSTEMATIC TARGETING OF MINORITIES IN NORTHERN IRAQ

ETHNIC CLEANSING ON HISTORIC SCALE: THE ISLAMIC STATE’S SYSTEMATIC TARGETING OF MINORITIES IN NORTHERN IRAQ

Amnesty International : September 2014 The group that calls itself the Islamic State (IS) has carried out ethnic cleansing on a historic scale in northern Iraq. Amnesty International has found that the IS has systematically targeted non-Arab and non-Sunni Muslim communities, killing or abducting hundreds, possibly thousands, and forcing more...
Ministries without Quotas: A campaign that calls for the end a divisive and corrupt system!

Ministries without Quotas: A campaign that calls for the end a divisive and corrupt system!

Campaign activists vow to continue campaigning and will not stop at only four ministries! Baghdad – September  2014 The Ministries Without Quotas campaign held a conference on Saturday at the Hall of “Culture For All” Association, to discuss the performance of the Ministries of Education, Higher Education, Culture, and Youth...
Veils, Gloves And Violence: New Extremist Rules See Women Disappear From Mosul’s Streets

Veils, Gloves And Violence: New Extremist Rules See Women Disappear From Mosul’s Streets

Niqash : Nawzat Shamdeen | Mosul Mosul was always a conservative city when it came to women’s rights. However the Sunni Muslim extremists who took control of the town have made it even more difficult for females. Women must now wear facial veils and gloves and may not leave their...
Take slavery in Iraq to the International Criminal Court

Take slavery in Iraq to the International Criminal Court

ICSSI supports the call of the international social movement “WALK FREE” urging the United Nations Security Council to put the situation of alleged enslavement by Islamic extremists in Iraq to the International Criminal Court, for immediate investigation and prosecution of guilty parties. Together, we can help bring justice to the...
Water and its Infrastructure are not Weapons of War, Protect Civilians’ Right to Water in Iraq

Water and its Infrastructure are not Weapons of War, Protect Civilians’ Right to Water in Iraq

Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign Tuesday 15 July 2014   The Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign is concerned that parties involved in the current conflict in Iraq and Syria might resort to using water and its infrastructure as a weapon of war. Over the past weeks,...
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Protection of Civilians in the Non International Armed Conflict in Iraq

Protection of Civilians in the Non International Armed Conflict in Iraq

Report by : United Nations Assistance Mission For Iraq (UNAMI) – Human Rights Office 5 June – 5 July 2014 Summary The non-international armed conflict that commenced in Iraq in Anbar governorate in January 2014 and has since spread to other areas of the country since the beginning of June has inflicted untold hardship and...
Press Statement by WADI on The Current Situation in Sinjar (Iraq)

Press Statement by WADI on The Current Situation in Sinjar (Iraq)

By WADI, Association for Crisis Assistance and Solidary Development Cooperation. Wadi calls the German Federal Government to provide support by all necessary means to help rescue Yazidis, Christians, Shabak, Turkman and other Iraqis of minority groups whose lives are in clear danger, and provide the Kurdish Regional Government with appropriate and practical assistance in their...
The Trapped Yezidis in the Sinjar Mountains Represent a Humanitarian Disaster!

The Trapped Yezidis in the Sinjar Mountains Represent a Humanitarian Disaster!

The Brotherhood and Solidarity Association of Yezidi renewed their call to the whole world to intervene immediately to help the displaced and trapped Yazidis in the Sinjar Mountains. The extent and scope of their suffering represents a humanitarian disaster. A statement issued on Monday by the Association asserts that: “even given the dire humanitarian situation...
Will Iraqi Blacks Win Justice?

Will Iraqi Blacks Win Justice?

By SAAD SALLOUM, JULY 22, 2014. BAGHDAD — Jalal Dhiyab Thijeel was tall, funny and handsome, qualities that should have made him a popular man in Basra, Iraq, where he lived. But he was also black, one of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have been pushed to the margins of society based on their...
USA: Resolution Against New Iraq War Passes House in Landslide

USA: Resolution Against New Iraq War Passes House in Landslide

Published on Friday, July 25, 2014 on CommonDreams, by Sarah Lazare. Peace campaigners say passage is important step in effort to stop immediate threat of US escalation in Iraq. The House on Friday overwhelmingly passed a symbolic resolution that calls for the executive branch to attain explicit approval from Congress before deploying troops to Iraq...
Selective Treatment for IDPs in Kurdistan!

Selective Treatment for IDPs in Kurdistan!

ERBIL, 16 July 2014 (IRIN)  Concern is growing over how the semi-autonomous government of Iraqi Kurdistan is managing its borders amid reports that vulnerable families seeking refuge are being refused entry or forced into transit camps along ethnic lines. In the days after militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), seized...
Iraqi Pm’s Talk of Majority Govt Will Come to Nothing – And It’s His Own Fault!

Iraqi Pm’s Talk of Majority Govt Will Come to Nothing – And It’s His Own Fault!

Niqash | Baghdad  The Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has been talking about the need for a majority government because consensus politics makes getting things done impossible. But thanks to his past behaviour – where he has sidelined Parliament, effectively making any opposition powerless – he may have fallen into a trap of his own...
One in Four Women in Central and Southern Iraq is Affected by Female Genital Mutilation, New Study Suggests!

One in Four Women in Central and Southern Iraq is Affected by Female Genital Mutilation, New Study Suggests!

Source: wadi-online A first independent study on female genital mutilation in central/southern Iraq finds that 25% of the women in these regions were subjected to this practice. The study was conducted in early 2014 in cooperation between physicians, women’s rights and civil society organizations. The researchers’ identities remain undisclosed due to securitiy concerns. 500 women in...
Iraq: Evidence of spiralling sectarian killings and abductions

Iraq: Evidence of spiralling sectarian killings and abductions

Amnesty International – after spreading evidence of extrajudicial executions of detainees by government forces and Shi’a militias in the Iraqi cities of Tal ‘Afar, Mosul and Ba’quba, confirmed and expanded by a report of Human Rights Watch on mass murder of Sunni prisoners – published a new alarming report on sectarian killings and abductions by...
The Iraqi Civil Initiative is Launched by 90 Civil Society Organizations!

The Iraqi Civil Initiative is Launched by 90 Civil Society Organizations!

 11 July, 2014 In the face of the vicious terrorist onslaught against our country, and the inability of the ruling political blocs to fulfill the constitutional obligations in the aftermath of the recent elections, ninety civil society organizations have signed this declaration to launch the Civil Initiative under the slogan: “Achieving Civil and Societal Peace...
The Unity of Water!

The Unity of Water!

MOSCOW – Project Syndicate In May, Vietnam became the 35th and decisive signatory of the 1997 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses. As a result, 90 days later, on August 17, the convention will enter into force. The fact that it took almost 50 years to draft and finally achieve the...
A Call from The Iraqi Social Forum to Civil Society Groups and Social Movements Inside and Outside Iraq for Positive and Constructive Social Action

A Call from The Iraqi Social Forum to Civil Society Groups and Social Movements Inside and Outside Iraq for Positive and Constructive Social Action

The National Committee of the Iraqi Social Forum Baghdad 09/07/2014 Our country, Iraq, is suffering under the weight of a merciless attack which threatens our territorial integrity, seeds discord between the various sects of the Iraqi people, which cares not a bit for the safety of the people, and which shows a complete and utter...