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About IVAC

    IVAC is a non-profit organization serving Americans and individuals connected to the United States abroad who are facing domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or sex trafficking. We facilitate access to services both abroad and in the U.S. while working with other international agencies to provide victims with effective solutions.

     Americans abroad are especially vulnerable to violence because of their isolation, lack of knowledge about rights and services, language barriers, and fear of losing children to an abusive partner actions.

     We provide advocacy for victims who are living, working, traveling or studying abroad.

      We address sexual assault cases with compassion, but also provide practical help and guidance for timely reporting to the appropriate authorities.

     IVAC helps Victims by putting together a strategic plan based on each individual's needs.

     We consult with various experts in the fields of psychology, law and medicine and can give people in need, tangible support.

Biography

Nathalie Neville - Founder/Executive Director

Nathalie grew up in Paris, France. She moved to the U.S. in 1984 as a teenager and became an American citizen in 2004. During the 35 years that She has lived here, She has explored and lived in multiple regions of the country while developing her career and building her family. She became involved in helping victims of sex trafficking while working for nonprofit organizations as a director of both volunteers and member services. She has had her share of personal experiences with domestic violence and sexual assault while living outside of her home country. It was through navigating her own experiences with these issues that she came to understand the need for an organization that is familiar with the difficulties a victim often encounters while abroad.

To service this need, Nathalie founded IVAC, International Victims Action Center.  Since 2017 he has worked through IVAC as a case manager for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and she’s made it her life’s mission to help those who are being victimized and find themselves without support or resources.

Nathalie has set a standard for IVAC to maintain the highest level of attention and quality of care for each individual no matter what scenario is presented. It is her personal mission to honor the standard of quality that she maintains in her present form and our ability to support these people who need  help throughout the expansion of her organization.

"This is the kind of service that I so desperately needed for myself on more than one occasion, and this is what drives  to me to provide this level of service to others through IVAC." - Nathalie Neville

 

 

“ 1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime..."

-World Heath Organization (WHO)

"30% to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household."

Source: Edelson, J.L. (1999). “The Overlap Between Child Maltreatment and Woman Battering.” Violence Against Women. 5:134-154.