The International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC) was founded in 2001 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. We create and extend support services for women and queer individuals affected by domestic and interpersonal violence. PCVC is a rights-based organization that strongly believes in a survivor-centric approach. Clients drive the process and make all decisions regarding their life with the full and unconditional support of a team of social workers, psychologists and welfare officers.

Over the years, the organization has evolved to provide both emergency support and long-term rehabilitative support and created a comprehensive model that takes women and queer individuals from a survivor to a thriver. Through our crisis intervention services, women and queer individuals have access to immediate information about interfacing with the police, devising safety plans, leaving abusive homes, negotiating with families, legal and medical referrals and specialized services for children. 

Our long-term psycho-social and economic services help in creating a network of care by providing residential services for women, queer individuals and children, counselling and emotional support, financial support, education, skill-building and employment opportunities that will lead to economic freedom. We are also building a robust prevention program with our outreach efforts in schools and colleges on healthy and violence-free relationships; sexual harassment prevention and redressal in workspaces and public spaces; institutional and community programs that work on changing the attitudes and mindsets of people regarding gender and violence.

The prime focus at PCVC is to ensure that we employ a gender-just, DV-informed, trauma- informed, rights-based lens to our work and create an enabling environment for clients that will facilitate more equal and just interactions with patriarchal family and societal structures and institutions so we can all live violence-free lives.

Vision: Free and equal communities for all women and queer individuals.

Mission: Creating support networks that will enable women and queer individuals to live free of violence.
PCVC’s vision and mission demonstrate our commitment to preventing and responding to gender-based violence and creating an enabling environment for survivors to exercise their agency, negotiate with family, community and institutional systems and break out of the cycle of violence. Over two decades of work, our focus has been on upholding the rights of women and girls to live free and safe lives by building strong, integrated response networks of care and support.
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