Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI)

Baghdad - Iraq

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Organisational Profile
Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) is working with Democratization & good governance, Development & poverty alleviation, Neo-liberal globalization, War on terror & militarization, Conflict resolution & reconciliation, Human Rights

Mission Statement

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.


The Iraq Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) is an advocacy initiative meant to facilitate the process of building concrete links of solidarity between international civil society organizations and the growing Iraqi civil society, through practical projects that promote human rights and support the efforts against sectarian divisions, corruption and violence. It was born out of the wide coalition that organized the biggest demonstration in world history, against the war in Iraq, in 2003, and kept on working against foreign occupation of the country, for human rights and social justice in Iraq.


ICSSI implements networking, builds and supports advocacy campaigns, and promotes communication among its members since 2009 through yearly conferences and a multi-lingual social networking platform. The first Initiative Conference was held in Velletri (Italy) in March 2009, the second in Paris (France) in 2010, the third in Irbil (Iraq) in 2011, and the fourth conference in Basra, Iraq in 2012. ICSSI fosters participation of Iraqi civil society at the World Social Forum and supports the implementation of the Iraqi Social Forum.

Social Networks

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Resource persons
Ismaeel Dawood

Resource documents
ICSSI Conference Publishes Final Declaration
ICSSI Calls for the Repeal of New Iraqi Law
February 2012 E-Newsletter
Cradle of Civilization at Risk of Desertification
Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) Conference Registration Opens
Call for Regulation and Control of Private Military and Security Companies
Private War Continues In Iraq
Iraqi Nonviolence Forum opens in the Southern Iraqi City of Basra
The Desire for Change
Iraqi Civil Society at World Social Forum 2013
Stop Outsourcing Peace
Invitation To Join The International Solidarity Committee For The Iraqi Social Forum
Another Iraq is Possible!
Protecting Civilians and Providing Relief to Displaced Families Must Come First!
A Call for Positive and Constructive Social Action in Iraq
Iraqi and international civil society gather in Oslo
Karibu partners to speak at 2014 Globalization Conference
Join Iraqi Activists at the World Social Forum
Press Release: Alternativer til ekstremisme er mulig
Iraqi Social Forum on Coexistence and Civil Peace begins in Baghdad
Sign of Hope in Iraq: Labor Movements and Social Movements Stand Together to Pass Labor Law
No to war, no to economic sanctions - the only solution is dialogue
15 years since the War in Iraq

Associated Calender Events
South Asia Social Forum
Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference
Iraqi Social Forum
Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Intiative (ICSSI) Conference - Oslo

History with Karibu
The ICSSI has been a partner of the Karibu Foundation since 2009.

Last updated 06.02.2013