The International Organization for Victim Assistance (IOVA) was created to continue the advance of victim rights and services across the globe. Founded by long-time leaders in the worldwide victims’ movement, IOVA seeks to mobilize the experience, insight, and idealism of its members in service to agencies of government and civil society that seek to advance the victim’s cause. In 2012, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) recognized IOVA by placing the ¨ International Organization for Victim Assistance in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council.
IOVA seeks to bring skilled compassion to those traumatized by acts of violence, ensure that the administration of justice always honors victims’ participatory rights and just reparations, and encourage societies to prevent violence and victimization. We want to work in alliance with champions of justice, human rights, and humanitarian relief. Join our cause to reduce the number of victims and get victims the rights and services they deserve. We welcome expressions of interest and support from colleagues everywhere.