About Us
Who We Are ?

The Contact Group for Peace as a national movement for peace, against war and armed conflicts, independent and not affiliated with political individuals or groups, consisting of the new generation and youth activists, established on August 22, 2019. for the purpose of creating and strengthening the inclusive address of the new generation and youths, advocacy for ensuring lasting peace and stability in the country, creating peaceful atmosphere and making effort for national reconciliation, agreement through dialogue and political solutions, strengthening the position and political – nonviolent solutions, strengthening the position and political engagement of women, referring to the votes and demands of the people, maintaining the democratic process and gaining political power through election, and supporting the constitution law in which the rights of all citizens are preserved.

According to the leadership of the Contact Group and the New Generation and Youths Peace Jirga; in the last two decades, there have been four political axes in Afghanistan; 1 Jihadi Leaders and Parties 2 The Islamic Movement of Taliban 3 Technocrats who have been in power and 4 The Youths and New Generation of Afghanistan. Among them, the first three axes have had active presence in all political and military decisions of Afghanistan. But the fourth axes; the Youths and New Generation of Afghanistan, in addition to believe in Islamic and national values, want the presence of all ethnic groups, women and youths in major political decisions and national engagement, have not had an active role yet, have not been involved in decisions, and have always been the victim of the first three axes’ decisions.

According to the leadership of the Contact Group, "There is no military solution to the Afghanistan crisis, however, the meaningful presence of all people and factions of society in the country’s political power and stability can be ensured through dialogue and political agreements." The contact group for peace continues it activities and efforts to achieve its objectives and bring lasting peace and stability in the country with the slogan of “Together for Afghanistan”.

The Contact Group were previously operating under the name of "Youth Contact Group for Peace"; Based on consultation and decision of the leadership and colleagues of the Contact Group and Youth and New Generation Peace Jirga, after the political and military transformation of August 15, 2021 was shortened to "Contact Group for Peace".

Objectives

1.    Strengthening “Lasting Peace and Stability” in Afghanistan, strengthening and supporting the voice of peace and agreement through dialogue and non-violent approaches in the country.

2.    Cohesion, consonance and convergence of the New Generation and Youths for Peace Building in Afghanistan.

3.    Meaningful presence and engagement of women in Political, Economic, Social, Cultural and Educational fields.

4.    Attracting the global financial and humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

5.    Capacity Building and empowerment of youths and women.

Types of Activies
 

1.    Dialogue and convening sessions/meetings with leadership of Islamic Emirate/Talban Side, prominent political figures, movements and sides, scholars, elders, women, civil activists and institutions, new generation and youths.

2.    Holding Jirgas, Conferences, and Summits with new generation and youths.

3.    Advocacy for meaningful presence and participation of women in political, economic, social, cultural and educational fields.

4.    Advocacy to attract the international financial and humanitarian aids for Afghanistan.

5.    Holding Jirgas and Sessions in different regions and making efforts for reconciliation and ending the regional/local and personal enmities.

6.    Convening and organizing short-term specialized trainings, programs, seminars, and workshops, circumstance of creating employments, human rights’ trainings and circumstance of peace building, organizing poetry, book readings and essay writing programs, and sports tournament.

7.    Conducting seminars for circumstance of creating economic and business opportunities in Afghanistan. 

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Contact Group Activities
Jirgas and Summits
The Peace Jirgas and Summits of New Generation and Youths as one of the major programs of Contact Group for peace were conducted in 30 Provinces of the country for the purpose of cohesion, consonance and convergence of the New Generation and Youths of Afghanistan in Peace Process.





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Provincial Secretariats
Provincial Secretariats are consisting of holding commission members, elected chairpersons and secretaries of committees of New Generation and Youths Peace Jirgas and Summits in each Province.





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Conferences and Gatherings
The Contact Group for Peace has traveled to 30 Provinces of the country till August 2021, and conducted dozens of Jirgas, Conferences, Gatherings and Rallies among the New Generation and Youths of Afghanistan.



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Sessions/Meeting
The Contact Group for Peace has held dozens of sessions/meetings with youths, civil and political activists, representatives of the countries and international institutions, including the United Nation in Afghanistan for the purpose of coordination and consonance of the New Generation and Youths in Peace process. The Contact Group is committed to continues its efforts.
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Contact Group Demonds

1.    Taking practical, honest and committed steps by the Islamic Emirate (The Taliban Side) to resolve conflicts through political negotiation and agreement, starting a new process of peace talks and negotiations, national reconciliation, agreement on a comprehensive roadmap, and agreement on the circumstance of drafting and approving the new constitution with other influential Afghan sides and parties for a permanent end to the war and stable political future.

2.    Avoiding selfishness and monopoly in power, flexibility and accountability of the Islamic Emirate (The Taliban Side) and other influential Afghan sides to reach a big political agreement.

3.    Agreement and commitment of all political sides on a non-violence and selective political game.

4.    Defining political structure and governance, laying the groundwork and defining the meaningful engagement of all ethnic groups in political power and government decisions based on approval and implementation of justly laws.

5.    Maintaining and implementing the process of democracy and gaining political power through elections, elected government (having both national and religious legitimacy), elected and accountable leaders, defining pillars of government and separation of powers, holding fair and general elections, and referring to the votes and demands of the nation on major and crucial issues of the country.

6.    Defining and respecting the national and common values, compatibility, respecting of all ethnic groups and movements for each other's intellectual, political, cultural and social values ​​and diversities, and putting efforts for a stable and prosperous Afghanistan.

7.    The brotherhood and coexistence of the religions followers in Afghanistan are unparalleled in the region and are inseparable. Therefore, along with the Sunni and Hanafi religion, the Shiite and Jafari religion must be preserved and respected as the official religion of the country.

8.    Preservation of moderation, abandoning coercion and preventing excesses in religious affairs.

9.    Preserving and development of freedom of expression, the press and the media, the right to access the information, social, civil and political freedoms, and the right to peaceful protest for all Afghan citizens within the framework of justly laws.

10.  Protecting and supporting women’s fundamental rights and freedoms (right to education, study, work, meaningful engagement and presence in political, civil, social, economic, cultural and military fields).

11.  Meaningful presence and engagement of the new generation and youths as an influential side in the national decision-making process. The elites of the new generation and youths must go beyond individual and scattered efforts (If it is not possible to stand in a single line, they can form several purposeful civil-political movements with a clear agenda for governance and political power with their like-minded people), they should put together in achieving political stability and lasting peace in the country. In the last two decades (The Rise of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan), there have been four political axes in Afghanistan; 1 Technocrats in power 2 Jihadi Leaders and Parties 3 Islamic Movement of Taliban and 4 the New Generations and Youths of Afghanistan.
Among them, the first three axes have been actively involved in all political and military decisions of Afghanistan. But the fourth one - The New Generation and Youths of Afghanistan have not played an active and meaningful role so far, have not been involved in decisions and have always been victims of the first three axes’ decisions.

12.  Political engagement and participation of the New Generation and Youths in national events and decisions, international forums and platforms on Afghanistan issues other than the three axes involved in political decisions.

13.  Protecting the rights and unexceptionally addressing and solving the problems of war victims, heirs of martyrs and people with disabilities that caused by decades of war in Afghanistan.

14.  Establishing and creating committed, non-political and non-affiliated Defense and Security Forces, Intelligence and Information Organization, and Professional, Committed, Independent and Non-Political Police.

15.  Avoiding restrictions and banning of cultural and artistic activities, and protecting Afghanistan's cultural, artistic and ancient heritage.

16.  Maintaining, continuing, developing and establishing friendly and strategic relations with neighboring countries, the region and the world based on national interests.

17.  Avoiding sensitivity in foreign relations and maintaining neutrality in conflicts, negative competitions, military and intelligence wars in the region and the world.

18.  Strong support of the United Nation, especially the Security Council and other international organizations from the people, women, the new generation and youths of Afghanistan.

19.  The continuation of global financial support, and the serious and honest cooperation of the international community with the people of Afghanistan in achieving lasting peace and stability.  

Top leadership board of contact group
Sangar
Mohammad Sangar Amirzada


General Director

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Khalil Ahmad Matin


Dupty Director

Hikmat
Ehsanullah Hikmat

Head of Communication and Media Office and Spokesperson

Homayoon
Hamayon Miakhil

Head of Coordination and Information Gathering Committee

Baktash
Ahmad Baktash Baryali

Head of Coordination Office with War Victims

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Wahidullah Sohail


Head of Human Rights Committee

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Mohammad Fahim Karimi

Spokesperson and Deputy Head of Communication and Media Office

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Nematullah Sultani


Leadership Member

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Rokai Mosleh


Leadership Member

sakhi
Eqbal Sakhi


Leadership Member

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Toryali Hilmand


Leadership Member

Ajmal Saes
ajmal Saes


Leadership Member

Asef khil
S. Jamalludin Asifkhil


Leadership Member

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Hamidullah Masror


Leadership Memeber

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