From Personal Transformation to Peacebuilding Impact

Effectively Transforming mindsets, attitudes, wellbeing and behaviour

Laying a Strong Psycho-social Foundation for Sustainable Peace

An Integrative Approach to Sustainable Peace

Human, Holistic, Highly Effective

Stress Management and Resilience Program for Key Workers in the COVID-19 response

Overcome these challenging times with a unique breathing meditation program

IAHV Peacebuilding Programs effectively transform the mindsets, attitudes, wellbeing and behaviour of individuals and communities engaged in or affected by conflict and violence.

Cooperating with other organisations in a holistic approach, IAHV lays a strong psycho-social foundation in which other peace and development efforts can take root.

Supplying this missing link in peacebuilding, we turn personal transformation into greater peacebuilding impact.

Impact

  • 150.000+ trauma-relief beneficiaries (Iraq, Israel-Palestine, Kashmir, India, US, Balkans, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Northern Caucasus and Afghanistan)

  • 7400+ fighters laid down arms (Kashmiri militants, Naxalite terrorists, FARC rebels, Kosovo Liberation Army veterans, the LTTE in Sri Lanka, militants in Assam, Maoists in Nepal)

  • Gangs: reintegration of gang members

  • Colombia breakthrough in peace process: FARC leadership embraces Gandhian principles of non-violence and agrees to speed up the peace process after mediation by IAHV Founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in June 2015.

  • Prisons worldwide: rehabilitation programs for 400.000 prisoners and staff

  • Reconciliation between tribes/villages

What We Do

Trauma Relief, Resilience and Empowerment

Trauma Relief, Resilience and Empowerment

Effective, accessible and scalable workshops significantly reducing symptoms of PTS,  anxiety and depression through a self-empowering approach

Preventing and Transforming Violent Extremism – Mobilising Youth for Peace

Preventing and Transforming Violent Extremism – Mobilising Youth for Peace

Effective transformation of attitudes and behaviours of radicalised individuals and groups and their nonviolent empowerment, reintegration of ex-combatants, and healing and resilience for survivors, affected families and communities.

Towards Integrated Peacebuilding: Psychosocial Skills and Professional Care for Peacebuilders in the Field

Towards Integrated Peacebuilding: Psychosocial Skills and Professional Care for Peacebuilders in the Field

Designed by experienced practitioners and peace workers, our bespoke training programs provide professional peacebuilders and peacebuilding organizations with the experience and skills to improve and integrate psychosocial skills and self- care into their peacebuilding work.

Social Cohesion: Dialogue and Reconciliation

Social Cohesion: Dialogue and Reconciliation

Individual and community programs providing healing and well-being, transcending identity based conflict and sectarianism, building social resilience and cohesion and motivating participation in reconciliation activities

Testimonials

“I wholeheartedly endorse the IAHV Peacebuilding Program that you are launching. I firmly believe that IAHV has the promise of bringing something unique and impactful to traditional peacebuilding efforts.”
Sanjay Pradhan, Vice-President World Bank Institute

“I think this will address the roots of conflict, the psychological dimension that nobody deals with or comes close to. They think it is something very complicated. They need to find solutions for difficult cases and treat each case separately. However, this is an effective group approach for psycho-social issues.” Sanaa, social worker, Beirut

“You send people to a workshop for a week and you figure they’re going to feel better. But to see something one year after is pretty amazing.” Dr. Emma Seppala, Associate Director Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford

“You are more effective in psycho-social support than any of the specialized agencies.” Youth worker, Tripoli, Lebanon

“Now we can trust again. We did not trust anyone anymore.” Displaced Yazidi from Sinjar, Iraq

“This (IAHV Programs) needs to spread across Syria and Lebanon.” Social activist, Tripoli, Lebanon

“I was very happy in the course. Very happy. I learned exercises that relax my body. My heart was emptied from all problems and burdens. It made us get rid of the tension and anger. I wish that all people will come to this happy place.”Malik, 12 yr, Bab Al Tabaneh, Tripoli, Lebanon

“I wish it wouldn’t be just 7 days program, I hope IAHV can have a center here where we can come to you. Just as you opened a door for us please open it to others too, this is what matters to us.”Ibrahim, Syrian youth refugee from Aleppo, Haret Hreik

“I observed many victims of war suffering from PTS in serious post-conflict circumstances in Kosovo. IAHV trainings have significantly helped them in their recovery.” Vehbi Rafuni, Director, Association for Disabled Kosovo Liberation Army Veterans

Donate

Support our ongoing  work with War-Affected children in Lebanon and Jordan

Donate directly to provide Healing, Resilience and Nonviolent Empowerment and to prevent recruitment for 18.000 war-affected children in Lebanon and Jordan.

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6 months ago

IAHV Peacebuilding

Invitation to all FRONTLINE WORKERS!

THANK YOU 🙏 you are:
- taking care of the sick and needy
- ensuring food supply is maintained
- keeping law and order in troubled times
- providing essential transport
- as well as many more support services for the vital needs of all of us during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This unprecedented situation and huge responsibility are putting immense strain on you. Maybe you feel
- stressed 🥵
- overwhelmed 🤯
- frustrated 😤
- anxious 😰
- and increasingly exhausted physically and mentally. 😖

✨ Through our Online Stress Management and Resilience Program✨
we want to provide you with tools
you can quickly put into practice
to help sustain you during this time and to improve
- stress management
- personal resilience
- wellbeing
- performance capacity and prevent burn-out.

IAHV is now offering this program free of charge to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To find out more and register: www.iahv-peace.org/online-course

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6 months ago

IAHV Peacebuilding

Invitation to all FRONTLINE WORKERS - kindly forward

THANK YOU!

As frontline workers, you are taking care of the sick and needy in an overstrained system, ensuring food supply is maintained for all, keeping law and order in troubled times, providing essential transport, as well as many more support services for the vital needs of all of us during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This unprecedented situation and huge responsibility are putting immense strain on you. You may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious and increasingly exhausted physically and mentally.

Through our Online Stress Management and Resilience Program, we want to provide you with tools you can quickly put into practice to help sustain you during this time and to improve stress management, personal resilience, wellbeing, performance capacity and prevent burn-out. IAHV is now offering this program free of charge to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We know your time is limited. With this online format, in just 30 minutes, you will learn a few simple breathing techniques, and then schedule a time at your convenience to learn Sudarshan Kriya™, or SKY, online from an IAHV instructor.

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7 months ago

IAHV Peacebuilding

Whether trauma caused by the fires in Australia or domestic violence, or trauma leading to gang violence and substance abuse, IAHV teams around the world are gearing up their efforts to provide Healing, Resilience and Empowerment workshops to traumatised populations affected by or involved in violence .
In the last two weeks IAHV trained local teams in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Capetown, some of whom got immediately into action. Snippets below:
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Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 5:40pm
Youth from @ArtofLiving's peace initiative in Tripoli met EU Ambassador to Lebanon HE Ralph Tarraf in Beirut on completion of a 3 year project co-funded by EU.They shared the positive impact on their difficult family dynamics & their vision to reduce forms of violence in society. https://t.co/frgyoniBX2
Friday, December 6th, 2019 at 9:15am
We are empowering children - the worst hit by war with trauma-relief training. Participants of these training include Syrian refugees and others who have been affected by violence to some degree. You too can make a difference - https://t.co/n4SKbN8cEq
#WorldChildrensDay https://t.co/Q2y7tTk8ZV
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