Civil and Liberal Initiative for Peace (CLIP) is an Afghan vision for democratic peace building through an Afghan to Afghan free and democratic dialogue. CLIP was established in 2012 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and impartial organization to facilitate peace dialogue among different groups and communities, mobilize grassroots peace builders while maintaining a strong focus on socio-economic development, women empowerment, and access to justice. We at CLIP are committed to individual liberty, justice, and peace. We believe peace building and democracy building walk parallel paths. Afghanistan has just returned to the marketplace of ideas in the 21st century. Thanks to Afghanistan’s friends in the international community, Afghans are increasingly becoming aware of their rights and responsibilities as citizens of a democratic nation. CLIP has been supporting a vision of democracy and peace shared by a majority of elite and educated Afghans. Afghanistan is a young democratic nation going through the experience and shocks of any young democracy with her own unique challenges.
We pursue our mission of peace and democracy building through grassroots awareness, networking, and advocacy, and research and development. As an influential Civil Society member, the organization maintains large networks of advocates for peace in the communities through equal opportunities for access to information. CLIP adheres to these values: mutual respect, integrity, excellence, transparency, commitment, empowerment, and partnership.
Research & Development
Youth & Women Empowerment
Advocacy & Networking
Outreach & Awareness
CLIP supports civic engagement, political participation, gender-equality, representation, good governance, human rights, rule of law and access to justice, social inclusion, mutual tolerance and pluralism. CLIP’s professionalism relies on its internal and external competencies. CLIP houses experts in the fields of project management, finance and procurement, strategic planning and policy making. Externally, CLIP has successfully delivered public awareness, networking and advocacy programs. The organization enjoys comparative advantage and expertise of conducting capacity building trainings, change-management assistance, and research and development projects across Afghanistan. CLIP maintains a deep understanding of the historical, political and socio-economic context of the country. The organization enjoys strong working relationships with a broad range of central and sub national authorities i.e., governors, provincial councils, judicial authorities, CSOs, religious and traditional members across Afghanistan, which has enabled CLIP to emerge as a trusted partner.
Is to work for “CIVIL, LIBERAL, PEACEFUL” Afghanistan regardless of ethnicity, language, race, gender and religion.
Is to bring positive change in people’s life to develop and prosper through focusing on the following thematic areas: Advocacy: to make issue that effect lives of people a political priority and to achieve change in policy and practice through town-hall meetings, workshops, lobbying to the relevant decision makers, public speaking, and involving media to reach the general public. Awareness: Delivering knowledge to and increasing awareness of public required in creating civil communities. Capacity building: To enhance Afghan Community abilities to identify and meet development challenges. Research and development: to develop more efficient processes and effective ways of delivering services.
Respect: We affirm the dignity, potential and contribution of participants, donors and partners and staff. Integrity: We act consistently with our mission, being honest and transparent in what we do and say, and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions. Excellence: We constantly challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance to achieve greater impact. Commitment: We work together effectively to serve the larger community. Empowerment: We help women to make their own decisions and have control over their lives. Partnership: We work together to bring about peaceful communities, as nothing can be done alone.