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Our mission

Help victims of natural or man-made disasters, contribute to the safeguarding of human dignity and the protection of vulnerable people.

Our values

The projects we support are based on the following values:

  • The dignity and equality of all human beings.
  • Respect for the law, as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, etc.

Our general approach

The Foundation favors the following projects:

  • Who places vulnerable people at the center of its activities and makes them actors in their change
  • That strengthen the autonomy, capacities and know-how of the most vulnerable communities and people
  • Focusing on forgotten or neglected causes
  • Who favor and support local actors
  • Who think outside the box and promote innovation
  • Who promote holistic approaches
  • Which contribute to having a systemic effect, that is to say, likely to modify the causes of the problems addressed and not only their damage
  • That helps to make a lasting impact

Who are we ?

Created in Geneva in 1988, Pro Victimis is a private foundation under Swiss public law. It consists of a Board of Trustees which sets the lines of intervention and decides on the allocation of funds, as well as a Secretariat which studies and analyzes the projects with a view to submitting them to the Board for approval and monitors funded projects.

Board of Trustees


Ms. Doris Pfister


Prof Alexis Keller

Members :

Dr Véronique Lambert

Prof Louis Loutan

Mr. Denis Pittet


Executive Director :

Ms. Ariane Waldvogel

Project analyst :

Ms. Laure Saporta

Program manager :

Mr. Mark Cave

Assistant manager :

Ms. Marie-Paule Palwankar

Technical Committee

Secretariat and group of experts working in the different priority areas of the Foundation.

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