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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ICSSI Conference – Erbil 2011

Press Release November 16, 2011, Erbil, IRAQ   “Another Iraq is Possible with Peace and Human Rights,” agree 250 representatives of civil society organizations who met October 8-9 in Erbil, Iraq. A final declaration from their work together has been released this week in Arabic, Kurdish, French, Italian, and English and lays out a vision for […]

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First international Peace Marathon in Erbil

For the first time in Iraq, an international marathon took place in Erbil, on 7 October 2011. More information here: http://www.baghdadmarathon.it/?p=453    

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3rd ICSSI Conference in Erbil, 8-9 October 2011

The third international conference of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) took place in Erbil, on 8 and 9 October 2011. It was a success, with more than 300 participants from all over Iraq and around the world. The final declaration of the conference is available in Arabic, English, French, Italian (PDF files). The agenda […]

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Join the 3rd Conference of the ICSSI – Erbil 2011

Join the 3rd Conference of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Erbil (Iraq), 8-9 October 2011 and the 1st International Marathon in Iraq, for Peace and Nonviolence Erbil (Iraq), 7 October 2011 Another Iraq is possible, with peace and human rights! Iraqi civil society members including labor unions, NGOs, independent media agencies and individual activists […]

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Days of Rage: A Crucial Time for Iraqi Civil Society

Across Iraq, a nation devastated by war and long-term political oppression, a “Day of Rage” on February 25 and continuing public demonstrations over the following weeks have seen thousands of citizens take to the streets. As political protests multiply across the Arab world, offering models of nonviolent transformation in Tunisia and Egypt, as well as […]

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Final Declaration of the Second Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) Conference

December 6-11, 2010 – Paris, France About 20 Iraqi and 20 international civil society organizations met in Paris from 6 to 11 December 2010 for an international conference titled ”Which Kind of Solidarity with Iraq.” At the meeting participants discussed the challenges that Iraqi people are facing, the issues on which the Iraqi civil society […]

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Final declaration of the first ICSSI conferenceDéclaration finale de la première conférence ICSSI

1. Trade unionists, activists for human rights and for women’s rights, members of Youth and students unions, members of Ngos, representatives of minorities, women and men, citizens of Iraq and from the international community, including America, Europe and Asia, gathered in Velletri from 25 to 30 March 2009. This was to discuss the challenges that […]

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