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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Statement from Protect Iraqi HRDs, NOW! Campaign

We demand the immediate release of expert Jassim Al-Asadi Iraq | Baghdad 5th February, 2023 Four days ago, our colleague and fellow environmentalist, Jassim Fadel Duweij Al-Asadi, was kidnapped by an armed group, according to the information we received from his relatives. Jassim Al-Asadi is an expert in environmental issues, water, and the protection of […]

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The International Education Day

On the International Education Day, Ufuq Organization have published a statement for the situation of displaced Iraqi Students which you can read below. Education is a fundamental human right, and a public responsibility. The United Nations General Assembly has designated January 24th as the International Day of Education. Despite the decrease in Covid-19 restrictions and […]

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The 10th report of the Iraqi Observatory for Workers and Employees Rights

For the period of (the 1st of October – 31st of December 2022) Contact Information: E-mail Address: almrsdalraqy@gmail.com WhatsApp: 009647801366740                     009647719892465 Website: https://almrsd-alaraqi.blogspot.com/ The Iraqi Observatory for Workers and Employees’ Rights continues to observe the violations and demonstrations on their last seasonal report for this year which its details can be summarized as follows: – […]

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A light might shed the land of Guantánamo Bay

On January the 11th, a group of international N.G.O.s sent a letter to the US President – Joseph Biden – urging him to prioritize closing the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay. Among the organizations that signed the letter, there are also our partners, Peaceful Tomorrows org and CODEPINK. We as ICSSI fully endorse and encourage […]

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Peace Requires Reconciliation

On the 1st of January, Iraq Body Count released their annual report and analysis of the conflict situation in Iraq. For twenty years, Iraq Body Count (IBC) has been monitoring the violent deaths of civilians in Iraq. Founded in 2003, IBC started collecting details about deadly incidents and individuals killed in them, showcasing the effects […]

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Urgent Appeal on Human Rights Defenders in Iraq

On 12 December, Iraqi security forces raided the home of a prominent civilian activist and human rights defender (Ammar Hamid Rashid al-Khazali) in Diwaniyah governorate and held him at Sunni police station. This incident is part of a series of tight security measures to suppress freedom of expression and restrict freedom of demonstration and peaceful […]

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The Victims were Heard!

During the ICSSI Conference 2022 in Sulaymaniyah, the End Cross Border Bombing Campaign had a session with the families that were impacted by the Turkish-Iranian military operations in northern Iraq. The objective of the session was to hear their struggle and demands, and to formulate recommendations.  One of those recommendations was writing and publishing a […]

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A exhibition of art that depicts Iraq’s reality

The eighth Tarkib’s festival for modern arts has begun. This festival is a very unique type of the festivals that are held in Baghdad, and I went there for the purpose of having fun, but what I saw made me think that I need to write about it. So, I’ll take you on a virtual […]

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Solidarity for Another Possible Iraq

We all remember last year when the 6th season of Iraqi Social Forum, and all the seminars and workshops and the topics that were discussed through them, with all networking and making new connections and warm solidarity links.And on that occasion, for the seventh time on a row, Iraqi civic, social movements and entities including […]

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ICSSI, in solidarity with Iran protests

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) expressed its support for Iranian women as protests continued throughout the country on day 45 of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Jina (Mahsa) Amini’s death in morality police custody in mid-September. We strongly condemn the Iranian government’s violent crackdown against protestors in many cities across the country. According to human […]

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The 9th Report of the Iraqi Observatory for Workers and Employees Rights

Report No.9 for 2022 For the period (1st of July 2022 – 30th of September 2022) Contact Information: E-mail Address: almrsdalraqy@gmail.com WhatsApp: 009647801366740                     009647719892465 Website: https://almrsd-alaraqi.blogspot.com/ Despite the challenges that are facing the observatory staff for the Iraqi Observatory of Workers and Employees rights, yet they are still working seriously to observe all the violations […]

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