VIVAT International is a Non-Governmental Organization that has a membership of more than 25,000 Sisters, Brothers, and Priests from 11 Catholic Religious Congregations, working in 120 countries for the promotion of human rights through advocacy at international and local levels. VIVAT International has the Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and is Associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC).

Membership

Membership in VIVAT International consists of the following.

Founding Congregations:

The Founding Congregations of VIVAT International are the two congregations that formed VIVAT International in November 2000, namely, the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) and the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS). By virtue of their membership in these two congregations, all their members are Founding Members of VIVAT International.

 

Full Member Congregations:

The Full Member Congregations are those congregations that accepted Full membership in VIVAT International after completing the required period of Associate Membership. All the members of these congregations, by virtue of their membership in their respective congregations, are Full Members of VIVAT International.

 

Associate Member Congregations:

The Associate Member Congregations are those congregations associated with VIVAT International on a temporary contract. All the members of these congregations, by virtue of their membership in their respective congregations, are Associate Members of VIVAT International.

Other individuals, groups, or organizations may be recognized by or affiliated with VIVAT International in so far as they are related to the above congregations and upon the recommendation of the competent authority of the respective congregations.