One of my favorite lessons for Conscious Parenting is: Children are People, Too! Which is why here at CPR, we think it is so important to highlight this year’s International Day for Human Rights this March 24th.
As you may know, I have joined the board of directors of its key partner organization, theInternational Association for Human Values!
The IAHV, with a strong focus on re-awakening the Human Values that unites us, offers programs in evidence-based meditation and tools and techniques to reduce stress, enhance clarity of mind, shift attitudes and behaviors, and develop leaders and communities that are resilient, responsible, and inspired. Some current initiatives are for Veterans of War, in universities and schools, in prisons, and women’s empowerment in Iraq.
IAHV has had a consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2002. Operating to contribute to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, and be present “wherever help and change is needed”, IAHV is truly a global effort. Currently registered in more than 30 countries, including France, Germany, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, USA, Canada, South Africa, Kenya, India, United Arab Emirates, Australia, and St. Lucia, and active in many more countries, I am so excited to be a part of bringing about positive change to so many.
IAHV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and was founded by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. He is a global humanitarian leader, generational voice for peace, and a personal hero of mine. I couldn’t be more humbled to carry the torch of his teaching!
Currently, the IAHV is hosting a series of dialogues and roundtables centered on diversity and inclusion, followed by a major multicultural festival in March, all building towards the massive World Culture Festival in Washington DC in September!
If you would like to learn more about the excellent and inspiring work of IAHV, you can visit their website at us.iahv.org. To learn more about Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and his work with the Art of living foundation, please watch The Story Of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Love Moves The World.
Love and Blessings,
P.S. If you are moved to contribute, here is the donation link: National Campaign for WCF.
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