• 1988
      • Operation of the 1st helpline for domestic violence issues. The initiative started from a group of women coming from the organization Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities.
    • 1990
      • July 25th – The Founding Constituent Assembly for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family was held in Nicosia as non-Profit, non-Governmental Organization.
    • 1994
      • The helpline receives a four – digit number, 1440.
    • 1997
      • Operation of the 1st Pancyprian shelter in Cyprus for battered women and their children.
    • 2005
      • An agreement was signed between the Government and SPAVO, by which a plot of governmental land was allocated to SPAVO for the purpose of erecting a shelter for battered women and their children.
    • 2006
      • Award for Social Contribution from the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance.
    • 2007
      • The first treatment program for violent behavior called “Love Without Pain” started its implementation.
    • 2008
      • A Pancyprian campaign under the name “Parents and Teachers Against Violence” has started by the Association and lasted over a period of two years..
    • 2009
      • Operation of European Harmonized helplines operating in the Member States of European Union:
        116 000 – Helpline for Missing Children
        116 111 – Children and Adolescence Support Helpline
        116 123 – Adult Support Helpline
    • 2009
      • July – SPAVO was accepted as a Member of the Council of the National Machinery for Women’s Rights with the decision of the Council of Ministers.
    • 2010
      • The Association celebrated 20 years of social services.
    • 2012
      • Establishment of Consortium 116 111 and 116 000 between SPAVO and Hope for Children UNCRC Policy Center.
    • 2013
      • September – Signing a cooperation protocol between the Ministry of Justice and the Public Order, “Hope for Children” UNCRC Policy Center and the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Family Violence, in case of children’s disappearance.
    • 2014
      • Operation of the 2nd Pancyprian shelter for battered women and their children in the area of Pafos.
    • 2014
      • September – The construction of the Shelter for battered women and the Help Centre started.
    • 2015
      • The Association celebrated 25 years of its social services at the Presidential Palace.
    • 2016
      • September – The inoculation and the operation of the New Shelter and Help Centre took place. The project was financed by the Norway Grants with the contribution of the Republic of Cyprus and OPAP Cyprus. The furnishing of the building was offered free by IKEA.
    • 2017
      • March – Signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Cyprus Police and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), including the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Family Violence, for the protection and promotion of Human Rights.
        December – Signing a cooperation protocol between the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance and the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family, for cooperation and management of cases of domestic violence.
    • 2018
      • March – Signing a cooperation protocol between the Youth Board of Cyprus and the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family, with a view to developing relations between the two organizations, for mutual benefit and for the benefit of society.
        July – Signing a cooperation protocol between the Ministry of Justice and Public order and the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family, with a view to communicating and clarifying the actions of the Parties for cases of violence in the family and better cooperation between them.
  • WE CONTINUE OUR EFFORTS…