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International Network on Family Violence (INFV)


The INFV is a worldwide voluntary network of individuals and organizations committed to the prevention and elimination of family violence - child abuse, spouse/partner abuse and elder abuse.


The INFV was organized during the World Conference on Family Violence (WCFV) in Singapore in September 1998 after which NCCAFV served as INFV’s Permanent Secretariat. 


More than four hundred delegates from forty countries convened in Singapore. Results of the first World Conference included The Singapore Declaration on Family Violence. This consensus document from the delegates has been disseminated worldwide.


The founding of the International Network on Family Violence (INFV) proved to be the major outcome of the first WCFV.  More than 200 individual professionals and organizations participate in INFV and in organizing future World Congresses on Family Violence.


A follow-up World Congress on Family Violence (WCFV) was held 21-25 June 2003 in Prague, Czech Republic in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorism attack in the United States and on the heels of the lead up to the War in Iraq.  Despite the international travel visa concerns, the WCFV was held under the auspices of the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclev Havel with the Congress convened by the INFV and cosponsored by WHO (Geneva), by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) and by NCCAFV, also providing the Organizing Secretariat.


For INFV membership information, contact:

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