About IAHV

We address immediate and long-term needs with a volunteer-based
sustainable approach.

About IAHV

The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) was established in Jordan in 2012 as a branch for International Association of human values (Geneva)

Its Purpose is to achieve the IAHV Mother association Goals in Middle East and North Africa. IAHV/ Jordan Aim to enhance Women’s Knowledge and equality, which will allow her to reach high influential Positions in the society.

IAHV offers programs to reduce stress and develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities.

Our Mession

IAHV offers programs to reduce stress and develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities. 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.

Our programs enhance clarity of mind, shift attitudes and behaviors, and develop leaders and communities that are resilient, responsible, and inspired.

Background

The International Association for Human Values was created in Geneva in 1997 by His Holiness 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 registered in the following countries: France, Germany, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, USA, Canada, South Africa, Kenya, India, United Arab Emirates, Australia, and St. Lucia.

We Believe

- All human beings are equal.

- Responsibility and an attitude of selfless service are the foundation of true empowerment.

- Peace, happiness and compassion are the intrinsic nature of human beings.

- Socio-economic development must be built on human values to be sustainable.

- Incorporation of human values into all aspects of life will ultimately lead to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.

Projects

The Advancing Career Women Project (ACWP)

Through the Advancing Career Women Project (ACWP), the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) aims to provide financial security for Iraqi women and encourage their participation in the rebuilding of Iraq's economy.

ACWP will provide women with in the workforce and unemployed women the opportunity to learn practical entrepreneurship, career development, and financial self-sufficiency. The project will support women in Baghdad, Basra and Erbil with management certification training in financial markets, airport management, hospitality, tourism and leadership development.

In October 2013 we started our project set up by recruiting the project team.

In 15th of December and under the patronage of Mr Rasheed Hassan Ministry Deputy and the presence of Mrs Iman Mutlaq Jordan IAHV President, Dr Nisreen Alotibi Project Coodinator and Mawahib Shaibani Country director for IAHV Iraq, the launching of the Compressive financial Training Diploma Program took place at the Finance Ministry Hall,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, A special short training was introduced to them every day for 20 minutes to highlight one of IAHV values and how to implement this value in their life.

The Art of living course was conducted By AoL teachers; Mrs Iman Mutlaq the Project Director and Mrs Mawahib Al shaibani the Country director of IAHV Iraq.

In 12th of Feb 2014 in the presence of Mr Muhanad Alqasem, United Bank Director and Dr Nisreen Al otibie Program Coordinator, Mr Fliz Odabas Executive Director from IAHV USA and Mrs. Mawahib Shaibani Country Director of IAHV Iraq, the launching of The Accounting in Banks Training Diploma Program took place at United Bank Hall, 55 women from different Bank branches in Baghdad were selected to be enrolled in the Accounting in Banks Training Diploma Program which will be conducted for 6 weeks.

A special short training was introduced to them every day for 20 minutes to highlight one of IAHV values and how to implement this value in their life, Art of living course was conducted By AoL teachers; Mrs Iman Mutlaq the Project Director and Mrs Maha Khamees Office Manager IAHV Baghdad at the end of the program.

31 participants have been graduated and were qualified to hold a certificate of Training Diploma in Accounting in Banks issued from University of Jordan and accredited by the Jordan Ministry of High Education, as these participants were able to abide in attendance for the whole training hours and meet the course requirements.

In 1st of April and under the patronage of Mr Rasheed Hassan Ministry Deputy and the presence Mr Esmat Treasury Undersecretary of the Dohuk Ministry the launching of the comprehensive financial Training Diploma Program took place at the Treasury Ministry Hall, 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 special short training was introduced to them every day for 20 minutes to highlight one of IAHV values and how to implement this value in their life, Art of living course was conducted By AoL teachers; Mrs Iman Mutlaq President of IAHV and Mrs Maha Khamees Office manager of Baghdad IAHV, Mrs Mawahib Al Shaibani Country director of IAHV iraq have participated in this training too, at the end of the program.

In September 10, 2014 and under the patronage of Mr Ribaz Mohammad Hamlan, the Minister of Finance and Economy in Kurdistan, and in the presence of Ahmad Said Ahmad, Director of Development Center in Sulaymaniah, and Mrs. Iman Mutlaq, IAHV Jordan President, and Dr Nisreen Al otibie Program Coordinator, and Mrs. Mawahib Shaibani, Country Director of IAHV Iraq.

The launching of the Comprehensive financial Training Diploma Program took place at the Ministry Hall, 66 women from different departments in Ministry of Finance the Governmental Banks in Sulaymaniah were selected to be enrolled in the Comprehensive financial Training program for 6 weeks, A special short training was introduced to them every day for 20 minutes to highlight one of IAHV values and how to implement this value in their life, Art of living course was conducted By AoL teachers; Mrs Iman Mutlaq President of IAHV and Mrs Maha Khamees Office manager of Baghdad IAHV, Mrs Mawahib Al Shaibani Country director of IAHV iraq have participated in this training too, at the end of the program.

In November 11, 2014 Sponsored by The Basrah Governorate, and in the presence of The Governor Dr. Majed Al Nasrawi and Mr. Firas abdelsalam Ghaleb, HR Director in al-Basra, and Mrs. Iman Mutlaq, IAHV Jordan President, and Dr Nisreen Al otibie Program Coordinator, and Mr. Mohammad Basyouni, Field project manager. the launching of The Accounting Training Diploma Program took place in the Basrah Governorate Hall , 66 women were selected from different departments in al Basrah Governorate The were selected to be enrolled in the Accounting Training Diploma Program which will be conducted for 6 weeks.

A special short training was introduced to them every day for 20 minutes to highlight one of IAHV values and how to implement this value in their life, Art of living course was conducted By AoL teachers ; Mrs Iman Mutlaq the Project Director and Mrs Maha Khamees Office Manager IAHV Baghdad at the end of the program 66 participants have been graduated and were qualified to hold a certificate of Training Diploma in Accounting issued from University of Jordan and accredited by the Jordan Ministry of High Education, as these participants were able to abide in attendance for the whole training hours and meet the course requirements.

In November 1, 2015 Sponsored by The Ministry of Tourism, and in the presence of Director General of Tourism Mr. Yasin Fekhy Said Abdullah in al-Sulaymaniah, and Mrs. Iman Mutlaq, IAHV Jordan President and Dr. Nisreen Al Otibie Program Coordinator, and Mrs. Mawahib Shaibani, Country Director of IAHV Iraq.

The launching of The Hotel & Tourism Management Training Diploma Program took place at the ministry of tourism, 56 women were selected; part of them were selected from the ministry and the other part were selected from different private travel operators in Sulaymaniah Which will be conducted for 6 weeks . A special short training was introduced to them every day for 20 minutes to highlight one of IAHV values and how to implement this value in their lives, Art of living course was conducted By AoL teachers; Mrs Iman Mutlaq the Project Director and Mrs Maha Khamees Office Manager IAHV and Mrs. Mawahib Shaibani Sulaymaniah at the end of the program.

56 participants have been graduated and were qualified to hold a certificate of Training Diploma in hotel & Tourism Management issued from University of Jordan and accredited by the Jordan Ministry of High Education, as these participants were able to abide in attendance for the whole training hours and meet the course requirements.

Peacebuilding Project in Jordan

In December, IAHV Jordan started its implementation of an 18 month long project, granted by the European Union, titled “Healing, Resilience, and Non Violent Empowerment of Children impacted by Armed Conflict in Jordan Lebanon.” The project aims to enhance the wellbeing, 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 300 frontline workers and teachers; and improve the levels of trauma, PTS, depression, and/or anxiety and improve the wellbeing, resilience and attitudes of 1500 parents, family members and community members in Zaatari Refugee Camp, Mafraq, Zarqa, Irbid, Karak and East Amman.

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 aims to address the crucial psychosocial push factors and consequences among children in Jordan through a comprehensive, innovative, and sustainable psychosocial approach and providing trauma-relief, healing, and empowerment to restore their overall physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

For years now, Jordan has been faced with multiple national challenges such as high unemployment, dependency on foreign aid, and a slow economy. The Syrian influx poses yet another massive challenge on the Kingdom, creating a strain on resources, and social tensions between the refugees and host community members. The Zaatari refugee camp, home to # of Syrian, and considered the fourth largest city in Jordan, only makes up 20% of the total number of refugees, with the rest of the 80% residing amongst locals in urban areas across the country.

In the urban areas, where the majority of the Syrians have taken up residence, the public schools have become overcrowded, unemployment has risen, and public morale and hope has gone down.

To reach our overall objective, IAHV Jordan will implement its activities in the Zaatari Camp, Azraq Camp, Emirati Jordanian Camp, Mafraq, Zarqa, Irbid, Karak and East Amman.

Our main activities:

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. SSR is a basic IAHV intervention program that can reach a large number of children while still effecting strong individual benefits.


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. YAVAP provides 7 days of hard and soft skills development, focusing on personal development, leadership training and locally informed and owned peace-building strategies.


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. In order to support the wellbeing of children, teachers and frontline workers who take care of children on a daily basis in difficult circumstances need to be supported in maintaining their own wellbeing.


Training of Trainers:

An intense capacity building training to train local key teachers and frontline workers in the delivery of Stress Relief and Resilience workshops for children in their schools and communities.


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.

Updates from our team on the field:

With IAHV entering only its third month of implementation, our objectives are already being met through the various workshops we have conducted around the Kingdom.

To reduce stress, depression, anxiety, and to improve resilience and sleeping disorder amongst kids, IAHV conducted around 40 Stress Relief and Resilience (SRR) workshops to children aged 7-16 in an attempt to address psychosocial consequences of conflict and violence, releasing basic stress and providing relief. In Zarqa, a shy and timid 12 year old girl, always separated from her classmates and hesitant on the first day of SRR had a huge smile on her face by the end of it, and her energy levels had gone up. At the follow up session, she seemed to glow, and the smile never left her face. Not only did her confidence go up, her spirit was lifted and these were the words she left us with: ““It was as if a wave of positivity has entered my life. My days weren’t always happy, sometimes I smile, but most days, I just don’t. Now I am smiling all the time, especially after applying the techniques given to me by the trainers. I even participate in class now! My mother even tells me that something has changed, it’s as if the people around me can also see this positive wave that has come into my life, it’s really amazing”

To compliment this workshop, and make sure that these children were receiving the right care, 7 Trainings in Personal Resilience, Stress Management and Professional/Self Care (PC) were conducted to improve the wellbeing, resilience, and performance capacity of teachers and frontline workers, prevent burn out and improve stress management of all individuals working in difficult circumstances on a daily basis. In the Zaatari Camp, To track the physiological benefits of this training, the participants were asked to fill out the changes that they witnessed; 100% claimed that their sleeping patterns have become better, and their energy levels have risen; 91% claimed that they have less worries and better coping mechanism to deal with those worries; while 100% of participants stated that they now have clarity of mind.

Trying to get all individuals involved in a child’s life, IAHV Jordan conducted 2 workshops in Healing, Resilience and Empowerment Training (HRE) for the mothers of the students that attended the SRR workshops across our target zones. HRE aims to improve the wellbeing, resilience, and understanding of family members to provide support to their children, and in the meantime release stress, anxiety, worry and increase coping capacity and empowerment. In Zarqa, participants were widowed Syrian mothers who have all gone through traumatizing events from forced relocation, to witnessing the loss of a family member. “I have gone through a series of difficult circumstances, I lost both my parents in the span of 10 days,” claimed one of the least cheerful of the mothers were encountered, “through this workshop, I was able to release the emotional and physical stresses that have accumulated, and now I feel like I have given myself what I need, and now I am ready to give those around me”

Various testimonials:

“I’ve been an educator for the past 25 years and I have taken countless workshops, and this experience has really been the best by far. I work as a school principal and you really tend to forget yourself trying to prioritize your staff and your children, but these past few days I was taught to properly take care of myself, and it made me forget that the other participants were coworkers and opened my eyes to the fact that we truly are one family. For years we have forgotten ourselves, but today I was reminded of what it means to really love myself.” – Majeda Tartori, School Principle, Tamador Bint Amro School, Ruseifeh.

“The course gave me skills to be able to control my emotions and in return be able to control my class. What I took from this workshop is that I have to accept the past and live my present moment, and I truly felt like I was doing so willingly, and not because I was taught to do so. I lived a routine with my father, when he past away last month I was living two contradicting lives, a part of me was mourning, while the other part was struggling to get back into routine with my mother and siblings. I was caught in the middle. I thought my life would never be the same again, and I did not like the person I was becoming. I put in extra effort to commit to this workshop. At first I was thinking my father passing away means he has left us, now I believe that my father got me to the place I needed to go to, and indirectly set me off to continue on my journey.” Wala’a, School Teacher, Tamador Bint Amro School, Ruseifeh

““It was as if a wave of positivity has entered my life. My days weren’t always happy, sometimes I smile, but most days, I just don’t. Now I am smiling all the time, especially after applying the techniques given to me by the trainers. I even participate in class now! My mother even tells me that something has changed, it’s as if the people around me can also see this positive wave that has come into my life, it’s really amazing” – Islam, 13 years old, Ruseifeh

“We are working in an environment that is in dire need of psychosocial activities. On a personal note I have never seen stress relief tools that are more effective than the ones the trainers gave us, and this will heavily reflect on the type of work that I do, and allow me to truly benefit he Syrian refugees that I work with.”

“As a social worker, I was given beautiful tools to control the level of stress that I have, especially under our hectic work environment, dealing with cases that really do cause stress, and we need a way to release that stress, especially since most of us have more responsibilities outside of the workspace that we need to keep in mind.”

“Throughout the training, I felt myself being calmer, my sleeping patterns have become regular, and I have been trying to dissociate through the techniques, and it helped me to plan ahead and see how I can benefit the refugee kids, especially the vulnerable cases I come across. I really didn’t expect it to be this beneficial, but it was extremely helpful.”

“I have gone through a series of difficult circumstances, I lost both my parents in the span of 10 days, through this workshop, I was able to release the emotional and physical stresses that have accumulated, and now I feel like I have given myself what I need, and now I am ready to give those around me” –Jihad, Ruseifeh

News & Events

IAHV Latest News & Event

Comprehensive Financial Diploma graduation

28/10/2014

The 4th program the IAHV (International Association Of Human Values) will finish on 28 of October 2014 by graduation ceremony in Sulaymaniyah - Iraq including 67 women who successfully passed the program Nov 12, 2014 the 5th program of the IAHV the Advancing Career Women Project (ACWP) in Basra will start.

The 5th Program of the IAHV

12/Nov/2014

The 5th program of the IAHV The Advancing Career Women Project (ACWP) in Basra will start.

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Success Stories

Stories of Success we accomplished in the project

Is the Chairman Office Manager who requested her manager to attend this training program as she is always subjected to financial terms and required to summarize the meetings of heads of financial departments while she has no finance background, she always feel unconfident and couldn’t ask others about what she has not understand and her task was only concentrating on taking the notes accurately without being able to comprehend it, her job is one of the positions where many employees at the Bank are looking up to have this post, attending this training gave her confident and made her feel that she is not less than her colleagues in the Bank ,she can analyze now she understands how budgets are made, this finance training course and realizing the Values that have been introduced to her every day, in addition to Art of living made her believe in self-more and realize that she can be better ,this made her decided to apply to a Bachelor degree in Business in one of Baghdad University.

Hala have achieved an excellent score of 91 / 100 and were one of the distinguished women who received a letter of appreciation from the Executive Director.

At first she didn't want to join the course and she asked her supervisor not to join the course but he refused, after I have joined IAHV Course I regenerate the information I took in university, now I thinking to join University in order to continue my master, she said the most important value in the course are the human values this is where I couldn't learn in school or even in university, I have learned from the values to live the moment and didn't think in the past.

Finally I want to say I'm so happy in the course and I develop my social life and make a lot of friendship, now I have a new value network.

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