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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.
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Baghdad welcomes its guests from all over the world in the ICSSI conference

Baghdad welcomes its guests from all over the world in the ICSSI conference

Arabic | عربي Taif Sabah Alwachi \ Baghdad Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Welcome dear audience at the annual 8th conference of the Iraq civil society solidarity initiative. First of all, on behalf of my colleagues in the initiative, and on behalf of all of you, I would like to thank the Association of Iraqi...
“Reflections on 10 Years of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative”

“Reflections on 10 Years of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative”

Arabic | عربي Terry Kay Rockefeller Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference For the first time in our ten-year history, the ICSSI meets in Baghdad—how wonderful! The first time I was in Baghdad was almost exactly 16 years ago. I came with other Americans who hoped that if we went home and told the stories...
Baghdad Meeting of Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative  Marks 10 Years of Solidarity in Action

Baghdad Meeting of Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Marks 10 Years of Solidarity in Action

Arabic | عربي Not since the anti-war demonstrations of 2003, has Baghdad witnessed the presence of 50 internationals in the so-called “Red Zone”, without armed surveillance, standing in solidarity with Iraqi human rights and peace activists. Times have changed and today engagement and long-term collaboration with Iraqis, in Iraq, is possible. Central areas of Baghdad,...
10 Years of Solidarity in Action!

10 Years of Solidarity in Action!

Arabic | عربي Acting together, we grow stronger and do more! Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference for Strategic Planning For the first time in its 10-year history, ICSSI convenes in Baghdad. 31 January – 1 February 2019 For decades, solidarity with Iraq has been an important issue and has engaged internationals who know and love...
Supporting Joint Campaigning by the Iraqi and Kurdistan Social Forums: Bridging the Divide in 2018

Supporting Joint Campaigning by the Iraqi and Kurdistan Social Forums: Bridging the Divide in 2018

In Iraq – post-Daesh and post-referendum – political disagreements between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq have escalated. Though civil society remains vital and relevant, these mounting tensions have complicated its work. Civil society’s independent and leading role in offering an alternative to conflict, a path of dialogue and nonviolence, must now be strengthened...
The Final Deceleration of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference 2017 in Sulaimaniyah

The Final Deceleration of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference 2017 in Sulaimaniyah

The Sixth Conference of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Sulaymaniyah – Iraqi Kurdistan Region 18 January, 2017 Solidarity with Iraqi Civil Society in Its Nonviolent Struggle Against Injustice and Extremism Activists of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative [ICSSI], the Iraqi Social Forum [ISF], and the Kurdistan Social Forum [KSF], celebrated the big and...
The Bad Conditions of People’s Livelihood and Non-Violent Strike in KRG

The Bad Conditions of People’s Livelihood and Non-Violent Strike in KRG

بەر دەستە بە زمانی کوردی Awat Hassan Abdulla – Civil rights activist Paper presented at the ICSSI Annual Conference, 18th of January 2017, in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan Region Beforehand, I want to say that the population of this region is almost 5 million people, more than 1, 600.000 people are employees!! In the past, people...
Social Movement in Iraq: Various Methods Aiming for A Civil State and Social Justice

Social Movement in Iraq: Various Methods Aiming for A Civil State and Social Justice

بەر دەستە بە زمانی کوردی Written by: Dr. Jassim Al-Hilfi presented by Ali Saheb in ICSSI Sixth Conference, Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan region 01/18/2017 Introduction Large demonstrations began in Iraq, in February 25, 2011, and grew into a widespread mass movement by July 31, 2015. These demonstrations occurred in all provinces and districts of Iraq, and...
We Are Part of a Global Struggle: Building International Solidarity

We Are Part of a Global Struggle: Building International Solidarity

بەر دەستە بە زمانی کوردی Nonviolent, Civil-Society Organizing in the U.S. and Opportunities for Solidarity with Iraq   Terry Kay Rockefeller September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows   Paper presented at the ICSSI Annual Conference, 18th of January 2017, in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan Region   Let me start by saying a little about myself. On...
The Civil and Nonviolent Alternative to the Current Military Response to DAESH

The Civil and Nonviolent Alternative to the Current Military Response to DAESH

بەر دەستە بە زمانی کوردی By Martina Pignatti Morano, President, Un ponte per… www.unponteper.it Paper presented in ICSSI Sixth Conference, Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan region 01/18/2017 When the Mosul offensive really started, back in March 2016, people in the West did not realize it. When it escalated into the Battle of Mosul, in October, journalists called...
Lessons from Sulaymaniyah on International Solidarity

Lessons from Sulaymaniyah on International Solidarity

  بەر دەستە بە زمانی کوردی Ismaeel Dawood  – Paper presented at the opening session of ICSSI Sixth Conference, Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan region 01/18/2017   Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning, I would like to start this speech on behalf of myself, and on behalf of ICSSI and all the attendees, with words of greetings and...
Solidarity with Iraqi Civil Society in its Nonviolent Struggle Against Injustice and Extremism

Solidarity with Iraqi Civil Society in its Nonviolent Struggle Against Injustice and Extremism

The registration for the conference has ended! Thank you. Available in Kurdish and Arabic We are calling for iraqi and international participants to attend the annual conference of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative, on Wednesday, the 18th of January 2017, in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region, IRAQ. Iraqi and international members of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity...