NNVAWI History

The Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI) was formed to encourage the development of nursing practice to address the health and social effects of violence in women's lives. NNVAWI was founded in November of 1985 during the first National Nursing Conference on Violence Against Women held at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. When international members joined the network, the name was changed to reflect this broader membership (NNVAWI).

NNVAWI Conference Locations and Dates

Number Location Year President Term
1 Amherst, Massachusetts, USA 1985
2 Amherst, Massachusetts, USA 1987
3 Concord, California, USA 1989
4 Detroit, Michigan, USA 1991
5 Orlando, Florida, USA 1993
6 Seattle, Washington, USA 1994 Chris King 1993-1994
7 St. Louis, Missouri, USA 1995
8 West Virginia, USA 1997 Diane Bohn 1995-1997
9 Austin, Texas, USA 1998 Diane Bohn 1997-1998
10 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2000 Dr. Barbara Parker 1998-2000
11 Madison, Wisconsin, USA 2001 Dr. Geri Diemer
12 Adelaide South Australia, Australia 2003 Dr. Geri Diemer
13 Boston, MA, USA 2004
14 Portland Oregon, USA 2006
15 London, Ontario, Canada 2007 Dr. Nancy Glass 2006-2007
16 Miami, Florida, USA 2009 Dr. Janice Humphreys 2007-2009
17 Auckland, New Zealand 2011 Dr. Annie Lewis O’Connor 2009-2011
18 Charlottesville, Virginia, USA 2012 Dr. Kathryn Laughon 2011-2012
19 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2013 Dr. Helene Berman 2012-2013
20 Atlanta, Georgia, USA 2015 Dr. Marilyn Ford-Gilboe 2013-2015