Association Catholique Internationale de Services pour la Jeunesse Féminine (ACISJF/In Via)

International Catholic Society for Girls
Asociación Católica Internacional de Servicios para la Juventud Femenina

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History

19 Aug 1897, Fribourg (Switzerland), as Association catholique internationale des oeuvres de protection de la jeune fille (ACIOPJF); also referred to as Association catholique internationale de protection de la jeune fille. In 1956, Mexico, activities extended from Europe to include Latin America and the Caribbean. Current name adopted Oct 1964, Rome (Italy). Present constitution adopted 1968, Geneva (Switzerland); amended Sep-Oct 1980, Rome, when the Society set up Regional Commissions. Statutes revised, 26 Apr 2007. Registered in accordance with Swiss law.

Aims

Promote interests of young women outside their family circle; coordinate the activities of organizations and institutions which, throughout the world, form a network of services contributing to the wellbeing and safety of feminine youth; seek to ensure all round advancement of girls outside their family context, providing assistance, education and training and helping them find employment and a place in society; promote the establishment of service networks at national and regional levels.

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Activities

Members provide: hostels for students, young persons, persons in difficulty, those in transit, young unmarried mothers and others; self-service restaurants; centres of preparation for life; literacy, scholastic-level remedial courses, language courses; vocational and professional training, social, cultural and religious education; schools for nursing assistants and social workers; cultural and sports centres; employment centres - in Europe, placement of young women in families as au pairs; information and advice centres; welcome posts at railway stations, road transport terminals and airports. These services are carried out by professionals and by competent volunteers, for whom continuing training is provided in some countries.

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Languages

English, French, German, Spanish.

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Consultative Status); Council of Europe (CE) (Participatory Status).

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 26 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender Equality

UIA Org ID

C1455

Last News Received

2017
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