ACISJF-IN VIA International

International Catholic Association for Girls

Who are we ?

Professionals and volunteers committed to the service of youth.

ACISJF-IN VIA assists and welcomes all young people regardless of their origin, with respect for their culture and religion, who find themselves, for various reasons, in dangerous situations- sometimes even at great risk.

Our Association is active in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central America and South America.

Each country it develops Reception Centers and seeks appropriate means to carry out tasks corresponding to the vocation of the Association, and above all, to meet the needs of young people by adjusting to the necessities and the urgencies on the ground.

ACISJF, founded In 1895 in Freiburg, Germany. has since expanded in Europe, Africa, LatinAmerica, and the Middle East.

In 1974, ACISJF obtained consultative status with the Council of Europe which has become now a participative status.

In 1985,ACISJF obtained Consultative Status at UNESCO as an NGO observor.

Governing bodies of ACISJF- IN VIA

• President General: Myriam Diaz Camargo (Colombia)

• Vice President General: Hélène Durand Ballivet (Switzerland)

• The Bureau of Volunteers, appointed from Switzerland, Germany, France, Colombia, meet at the request of the President

• An Ecclesiastical Assistant, Father Roland Trauffer, accompanies main meetings

Once a year, an International Council including regional Representatives, three Experts, Representatives at the international institutions, and a person responsible for communication, gathers to establish a program of actions.

Association Life

International Council 2018

From February 6 to 8, 2018, the ACISJF International Council met at the Ephrem House at the gateway to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre in Paris. Read more ...

Actualités ACISJF-IN VIA

SPAIN : On December 2019 second competition of 'Illustrated Short Stories'
The second  competition of 'Illustrated Short Stories'addressing the theme, "Women for Peace: We Make the World" is organized by the Spanish Acisjf. 
The contest is open to youth 18 years and younger, with a prize awarded to the winner.
Further information about this event can be found on the Spanish ACISJF website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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Italy: World Day of Poverty November 17, 2019

On November 17, World Poverty Day, the Italian ACISJF launched an operation entitled "Suitcase of Hope." The Italian National Association presented each home with a cardboard suitcase, a symbol of immigration, containing 100 euros for traveling expenses. Local committees also collected donations to help welcome expecting women with a newborn outfit and a training guide for new mothers including information on how to obtain a driver's license. Please visit the Italian Association's site to discover more information about their many new interesting initiatives.