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.

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Participate in the Extended Iraqi Social Forum 2015!

The Iraqi Social Forum on Coexistence and Civil Peace will take place in Baghdad on 1-3 October 2015. If you can not be there, participate in the Extended Iraqi Social Forum 2015 from everywhere in the world! Watch this page for livestream from Baghdad, connect with activists during the video exchange on 3 October or organize a solidarity activity. Read below!



(3 October, from 11:00 a.m. Baghdad time)

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Build a solidarity link with Iraqi civil society via internet. Register through the following form as soon as possible, so the ISF 2015 Extension Team can contact you in order to take part in the ISF 2015 from your part of the world.

Possibilities for taking part in the Extended Iraqi Social Forum:

A) Organize a solidarity activity in your city to spread awareness on the Iraqi situation and the ISF. You can do this before, during or after the forum. We strongly advise you to take pictures or videos of the event and send them to the Extended Iraqi Social Forum. These will be published on the Facebook of the Iraqi Social Forum as an expression of solidarity between your group and Iraqi civil society. If you plan to organize a solidarity activity, please fill in the form below. Alternatively, you can send pictures and videos of a solidarity activity to

B) Have an exchange with Iraqi civil society through via video-conference between your group and a group at the ISF. This activity will take place on Saturday October 3 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Baghdad time (GMT+3). A room at the ISF will be equipped with internet connection and webcam allowing a video-exchange between a group of civil society activists at the ISF in Baghdad and your group, wherever you are, via Google Hangout (via audio and text-chat). The extension team will add you to the Google Hangout group via the email registered in the participation form. Find us via The ISF 2015 Extension Team will contact you to confirm your participation.

C) Watch the livestream of activities held in Baghdad within the ISF. Some activities during the forum (1-3 October 2015) will be visible by internet streaming, if the quality of connection allows it. You could watch these activities with your friends, project them in a public space. Please consider that connection in Baghdad is precarious and most likely there will be occasional interruptions of the streaming even when we make it work. A list of livestreamed activities will be published here, including the livestream link.

Contact the “ISF Extension Team” here:

If you are ready to take part in the Extended Iraqi Social Forum, fill up this participation form!

    Name and Surname (required)

    City (required)

    Country (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Skype username (recommended)

    Mobile phone number, with international code

    Name of your organization (required)

    Website of your organization

    Main issues that you'd like to discuss with Iraqi activists, associations and unions during your Extended Iraqi Social Forum exchanget (required)

    List the languages you and your group understand/speak, and specify if you can have an Arabic interpreter at your side(required)

    Which kind of event would like to organize in the Extended Iraqi Social Forum? Multiple answers are possible (required)
    A) Solidarity activity to spread awareness on the Iraqi situation and the ISF                                                B) Exchange with Iraqi civil society through video-conference between your group and a group at the ISF                                

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