WHO ARE WE ?
The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1997 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is affiliated with the United Nations on a consultative status at ECOSOC (UN). Today, IAHV is established in more than 25 countries and works in the field of trauma relief due to war, rape, physical and/or mental abuse, natural catastrophe, rehabilitation of prisoners and prison staff members as well as in the field of violence prevention to improve mental health.
Its mission is to build a sustainable and inclusive peace by promoting the development of human values in both the individual and societies on a global scale.
Our human-centred approach lends itself to working across sectors and populations, including international organisations (UN, EU, World Bank), governments, managers and CEO's, social and community workers, women's groups, religious leaders, refugees, victims of violence, youth, terrorists and rebels, prisoners and children, and differing religious, ethnic and social communities.
Recognising that peace can only be sustainable if it's internalised and socially supported, IAHV focuses on reinforcing the psycho-social foundations for a sustainable peace. On the personal level, we transform mentalities, attitudes, behaviors and improve well-being of individuals and communities affected by conflict and violence.
IAHV uses a holistic approach to personal transformation that addresses the physical up to deeply existential layers, transcending the strictly cognitive. Restoring peace at every level, our programs are deeply human, life affirming and empowering.
Healed and empowered, these individuals can play a positive peace enhancing role in their communities, institutions and all sectors of society.
We promote universal human values such as non-violence, dignity, equity, justice and well-being, which produce a positive impact on the way individuals, relationships and communities interact at every level of society. Focusing on the individual as the basis for social and political transformation is how we turn personal transformation into peacebuilding impact.
Director and expert trainer in trauma, stress and well-being since 2008, she's worked with 100s of inmates, refugees and NGOs in Africa, Middle-East and Europe. She's also project manager, life coach, mediator, yoga and meditation teacher and is now focusing on re-establishing mental hygiene to those vulnerable to violence and trauma both in Belgium and the Middle East.
Doctor and Director of Peacebuilding and Prison SMART Europe. She's been working in the psychosocial field since 18 years. Expert in peacebuilding, she's worked with +1000 people from the UN, EU, UK and Dutch governments and NGOs, journalists, refugees and prisoners in Caucasus, Middle-East and Europe.
Since 2007, he's been giving sessions to rehabilitate prisoners in adult and juvenile prisons, providing trauma relief to abused women but also working with NGOs, and in schools, mainly in Morocco.
Since twenty years in France, Morocco and worldwide, he has worked in the fields of mental health, personal development and stress management. He also manages several social-humanitarian projects in prisons and in vulnerable areas.
Professor in medicine and cardiology at the University of Antwerpen. She believes in a holistic approach to treat any disease and hopes to promote empowerment of men, women and children through health education for physical and mental wellbeing.