Who are we?

The Center for Legal Civic Initiatives (CLCI)  is an Albanian non-for-profit organization, with the head office in Tirana, established in November of 1997. From 2001, a branch of the center functions even in the city of Shkodra.

The Center for Legal Civic Initiatives (CLCI)  operates as a legal and psycho-social service center for the violated and poor women. All services are provided for FREE.

Vision of the CLCI:
"Lawfulness is instrumental for women development"

Mission of CLCI :
"Building the women access in the legal and justice system through:

  • Offering legal service, accompanied by free psycho-social support for the poor and/or violated women and girls.
  • Participation in drafting of laws and of state policies, based on gender equality.
  • Intermediation for democratization and improvement of the justice system through studies, monitoring, and generalizations of the best legal practices.

CLCI Structure:

  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Director
  • Sector of mediation for improving legislation and proper functioning of the justice bodies.
  • The Legal Service Sector
  • The Psycho-Social Sector
  • The Project Writing and Management Sector
  • The Legal Aid Sector for the non-for-profit organizations (this sector has temporarily functioned in the period 2001-2003).

Expertise: the CLCI  offers a qualified expertise in several directions:

  • in the field of civil justice, and in the criminal field.
  • in gender dependency as a lawfulness element.
  • in preventing the fight against family violence.
  • in group and family psycho-social counseling.
  • expertise through studies and monitoring of legislation and policies for equal opportunities.
  • the CLCI  staff offers legal education for the public and training related to the legislation understanding and implementation.


Qendra për Nisma Ligjore Qytetare,
Adresa: Rr "Vaso Pasha" Pall 12, Shk 1, Ap 1. Tirane-Albania.
P.O BOX 1549 - Tel 00355 4 2 259 795 - Fax 00355 4 2 241 914