Civil Society

Our work has always been distinguished by a close relationship with civil society in those countries where we operate — these carefully woven ties are essential to all that we do. In Iraq in particular, a fundamental aspect of our work is the continued support for civil society organizations who are working for the construction of a democratic, free and pluralistic country.

With this goal in mind, we created the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI). This coalition of international and Iraqi civil society groups carries out numerous advocacy campaigns, including: the protection of women's and workers’ rights, the protection of human rights defenders, and the preservation of cultural heritage of Iraq, both cultural and environmental. ICSSI organizes important events each year, supporting for instance the Iraqi Social Forum and the Baghdad Marathon for Peace. 

Our work has always been distinguished by a close relationship with civil society in those countries where we operate — these carefully woven ties are essential to all that we do. In Iraq in particular, a fundamental aspect of our work is the continued support for civil society organizations who are working for the construction of a democratic, free and pluralistic country.

With this goal in mind, we created the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI). This coalition of international and Iraqi civil society groups carries out numerous advocacy campaigns, including: the protection of women's and workers’ rights, the protection of human rights defenders, and the preservation of cultural heritage of Iraq, both cultural and environmental. ICSSI organizes important events each year, supporting for instance the Iraqi Social Forum and the Baghdad Marathon for Peace. 

We promote advocacy campaings to defend human rights in the Middle East. 

We believe that to defend and promote human rights is necessary to protect first of all those who are fighting on the front lines in countries where fundamental freedoms are not guaranteed, and we try to give voice to those activists through advocacy actions towards national and international institutions.