The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) was established in Jordan in 2012 as a branch for International Association of Human Values. IAHV Jordan has since then worked to achieve the IAHV Mother Association goals in Middle East and North Africa.
The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) offers programs to reduce stress and develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities. Our programs enhance clarity of mind, shift attitudes and behaviors, and develop leaders and communities that are resilient, responsible, and inspired.
IAHV addresses immediate and long-term needs with a volunteer-based sustainable approach. We foster the daily practice of human values - a sense of connectedness and respect for all people and the natural environment, an attitude of non-violence, and an ethic of social service.
The International Association for Human Values was created in Geneva in 1997 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as a global platform for humanitarian initiatives that solve problems by uplifting human values.
Through its country organizations and partners, IAHV conducts service projects and raises funds for humanitarian and disaster relief initiatives throughout the world. IAHV is headquarters in Geneva and has registered branches in over 30 countries, including France, Germany, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, USA, Canada, South Africa, Kenya, India, United Arab Emirates, Australia, St. Lucia and the Dominican Republic.
“Healing, Resilience, and Non-Violent Empowerment of Children impacted by Armed Conflict in Jordan Lebanon”
This 18 month-long project, co-funded by the European Union, began in December 2016. The project aims to enhance the well-being, resilience and psychological reintegration of 8,000 children impacted by armed conflict and to reduce their violent behavior risk; improve the well-being, resilience and performance capacity of 250 frontline workers and teachers; and improve the levels of trauma, PTS, depression, and anxiety as well as the wellbeing, resilience and attitudes of 1250 parents, family members and community members in Zaatari Refugee Camp, EJC, Azzraq Camp, Mafraq, Zarqa, Irbid, Karak and East Amman with the following partners: Save the Children, Madrasati, IRD, ICCS, Insani, Jordanian Association for Juvenile & Child Care, SOS Children’s Village, and the Ministry of Culture.
We intend to target a maximum of 70% Syrian refugees residing within camps and host communities, and a minimum of 30% Jordanians residing within the host communities, directly or indirectly affected by the ongoing armed conflict in Syria. The project addresses the crucial psychosocial push factors and consequences among children in Jordan through a comprehensive, innovative, and sustainable psychosocial approach and provides trauma-relief, healing, and empowerment to restore their overall physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Stress Relief and Resilience Workshops:
A low threshold workshop to address psycho-social consequences of conflict and violence, releasing acute and basic stress and fears, improving sleep and providing relief.
Trauma-Relief, Healing, Resilience and Human Values Trainings:
A more profound training to address both psycho-social consequences and push factors of conflict, violence and extremism, providing deeper trauma-relief and healing, strengthened resilience, improved learning capacity, strengthened connectedness, human values, positive self- esteem and outlook. Providing more profound transformation, THRH targets at risk and high potential youth from refugee and host communities, in or out of school, as well as former child soldiers. Apart from physical and mental health improvements, THRH addresses on a fundamental level the range of emotional, cognitive, behavioral and social problems often experienced by the targeted youth.
Youth Anti-Violence and Peace Ambassadors Trainings:
Empowers selected youth with the wellbeing, confidence, values, skills and tools to become effective change agents preventing violence and extremism and building peace on their school campuses and in their communities.
Training in personal resilience, stress management, and professional self-care:
A short, effective training to prevent burn-out and improve stress management, personal resilience, wellbeing and performance capacity.
Training of Trainers:
An intense capacity building training to train local key teachers and frontline workers in the delivery of IAHV techniques for the psycho-social support of children.
Healing, Resilience and Empowerment Training for Families and Community Members:
A short, effective training to release stress, anxiety and worry, and increase coping capacity and empowerment.
|October 2013 – December 2015|
Through the Advancing Career Women Project (ACWP), IAHV provided financial security for Iraqi women and encouraged their participation in the rebuilding of Iraq's economy. ACWP provided unemployed women as well as women within the workforce the opportunity to learn practical entrepreneurship, career development, and financial self-sufficiency. The project supported women in Baghdad, Basra and Erbil with management certification training in financial markets, airport management, hospitality, tourism and leadership development.
The launching of the Compressive Financial Training Diploma Program took place at the Finance Ministry Hall under the patronage of Mr. Rasheed Hassan Ministry Deputy and the presence of Mrs. Iman Mutlaq (IAHV Jordan President), Dr. Nisreen Al Otaibi (Project Coordinator) and Mawahib Shaibani (IAHV Iraq Country Director). 67 women from different departments in Ministry of Finance and the Governmental Banks were selected to be enrolled in the comprehensive Financial Training program for 6 weeks. IAHV introduced a daily, short training to highlight human values and how to implement these values in their lives. The training, or Art of Living (AOL) courses, were conducted by AoL teachers Mrs. Iman Mutlaq and Mrs. Mawahib Al Shaibani.
The launching of the Accounting in Banks Training Diploma Program took place at United Bank Hall in February 2014 in the presence of Mr. Muhanad Alqasem (United Bank Director) and Dr. Nisreen Al Otaibi, Mr. Fliz Odabas (IAHV U.S. Executive Director) and Mrs. Mawahib Shaibani. 55 women from different bank branches in Baghdad were selected to be enrolled in Accounting in Banks Training Diploma Program which was conducted for 6 weeks. IAHV introduced a daily, short training to highlight human values and how to implement these values in their lives. The AOL courses organized at the end of the program were conducted by AOL teachers Mrs. Iman Mutlaq and Mrs. Maha Khamees (Office Manager IAHV Baghdad).
The 31 participants who attended all the training and met course requirements graduated with a “Training Diploma in Accounting in Banks” certificate issued from the University of Jordan and accredited by the Jordan Ministry of High Education.
The launching of the comprehensive financial Training Diploma Program took place at the Treasury Ministry Hall under the patronage of Mr. Rasheed Hassan (Ministry Deputy) and in the presence Mr. Esmat (Treasury Undersecretary of the Dohuk Ministry). 83 women from different departments in Ministry of Finance, the Governmental Banks in Dahouk, were selected to be enrolled in the Comprehensive Financial Training program for 6 weeks. A daily, short training was introduced to the participants to highlight IAHV values and how to implement them in their lives.
The launching of the Accounting Training Diploma Program took place in the Basrah Governorate Hall, sponsored by The Basrah Governorate, in the presence of Dr. Majed Al Nasrawi (Governor), Mr. Firas Abdelsalam Ghaleb (IAHV HR Director in Al-Basra), Mrs. Iman Mutlaq, Dr. Nisreen Al Otaibi, and Mr. Mohammad Basyouni (IAHV Field Project Manager). 66 women were selected from different departments in Al Basrah Governorate to be enrolled in the Accounting Training Diploma Program which was conducted for 6 weeks. A daily, short training was introduced to the participants to highlight IAHV values and how to implement them in their lives. By the end of the program, 66 participants graduated and held a certificate of Training Diploma in Accounting issued from the University of Jordan and accredited by the Jordan Ministry of High Education.
The launching of The Hotel & Tourism Management Training Diploma Program took place at the ministry of tourism, sponsored by The Ministry of Tourism, and in the presence of Mr. Yasin Fekhy Said Abdullah (Director General of Tourism) in al-Sulaymaniah, Mrs. Iman Mutlaq, Dr. Nisreen Al Otaibi, and Mrs. Mawahib Shaibani. The ministry and varying private travel operators in Sulaymaniah selected 56 women to participate in the training; these women graduated with a certificate of Training Diploma in Hotel & Tourism Management, issued by the University of Jordan and accredited by the Jordan Ministry of High Education.
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Provides youth with a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy lifestyle.
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Provides training in a unique set of natural stress relief practices to veterans and their families.
A new generation of Haitian leadership with the vision to innovate and create sustainable solutions in the spirit of selfless service.
Provides subsidized alternative energy in places where grids are not available.
The trauma and disaster management wing of the IAHV offers immediate intervention and Long Term Rehabilitation.
Enhances the skills that truly advance people and organizations: energy and clarity of mind, strong teams, and passionate commitment.
Women’s Empowerment seeks to advance the role of women, strengthening and empowering them on the individual and collective level to foster human values, sustain peace, and develop families, communities and societies around the world.
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