Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative

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.

Kurdistan Iraq: What is Solidarity in the Time of the Coronavirus Epidemic?

Freedom of Expression and Civil Society During COVID-19.

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) continues its live webinars:  this time with a particular focus on Iraqi Kurdistan, in an attempt to connect activists and community members to build solidarity and promote peace as well as human rights across the world. In the face of the political, social, and economic anguish caused by this pandemic, ICSSI in collaboration with Peace and Freedom Organization (PFO), Al-Mesalla Organization and Kurdistan Social Forum is organizing another three live webinars in order to encourage solidarity and collect shared experience.

With the help of our Iraqi Kurdish and International experts, the first webinar will examine freedom of expression and the work of civil society organizations during COVID-19. This webinar comes after a series of arrests of human rights defenders and journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan and the common concern of civil society organizations around the world about the impact of COVID-19 on the future of democracies. The webinar will be held in both English and Kurdish, however, later a report will be provided in Arabic, Kurdish, and English.   

If you are interested in participating in this webinar please fill out this form.



After registration, you will receive further information via e-mail.

In Solidarity!