The biennial World Congress on Family Violence (WCFV) is Co-Sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva Switzerland. The Congress Theme: Protecting Every Generation... sharing solutions that prevent child abuse, spouse/partner abuse (domestic violence), and elder abuse.
The WCFV provides an interdisciplinary, multicultural learning opportunity for professionals in health care, education, law, child and adult protection, social services, public policy, human rights advocacy, public health, governmental and intergovernmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations.
Family violence - intrafamilial child abuse, spouse/partner abuse, elder abuse - is a social, legal and health protection issue of epidemic proportions in many nations of the world, whether they be developed, developing or in transition.
Delegates to the World Congress will:
Share innovative practices, programs, research, and partnerships between practitioners/providers, governments, legal systems, social service agencies, and advocates that improve physical, emotional, legal and social protection;
Exchange expert but practical, scalable prevention and intervention strategies relevant to all ages within families of diverse nationalities, cultures, races, classes, ethnicities, religions, and physical abilities;
Foster solidarity through a multicultural, interdisciplinary understanding of family violence that goes beyond recognition of the pathologies of victimization to a commitment by delegates to proactive solutions that impact the nuclear and extended family, both perpetrators and victims, in homes, workplaces, religious and civic groups, hospitals, schools, and in all geographic settings -- communities, states, provinces, regions, nation states and internationally.
You can register online and submit abstract proposals online at our website. The website is available in French, Spanish and English.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 January 2003
Early Bird Registration ends 31 January 2003
Advance Registration Period ends 31 March 2003
Full Registration Fee Period ends 31 May 2003
Reduced registration available online for delegates from developing and in-transition countries.
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