We have donated over 13,000 masks. The country needs more.

Please donate.

Since the beginning of the extended community quarantine in the Philippines, IAHV has donated over 13,000 life-saving N95 masks to our health and military frontliners all over the country.

As the number of new infections rise (over 2,000 as of today), personal protective equipment for our frontliners are becoming more scarce and the need is dire. Fortunately, we have secured a new shipment of N95 masks and we need funds to bring them into the country.

We need your help. Please donate.

BDO
Bank Name: Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc.
Branch Name: SM Aura Premiere
Bank Address LG/F SM Aura Premiere, Bonifacio Global City, Brgy. Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Bank Tel. No.: +63.2.8856.5320
SWIFT code: BNORPHMM
Account Name: International Association for Human Values Foundation (Philippines), Inc.
Account Number: Acct #008-018-014-976

Paypal:
International Association for Human Values Foundation (Philippines), Inc.

E-mail us for inquiries.

Calling for COVID-19 Donations

If there ever was a time to donate in your lifetime, it is now.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has yet to peak. In the Philippines, as of this writing, we have 380 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 25 deaths. Public health experts believe the real number of infected is in the thousands. A lack of testing kits, personal protective equipment (PPEs), and adequate medical facilities and equipment are sadly all contributing to the chaos. Our frontline workers battling this pandemic are woefully in need of PPEs. Simply put, if we let them continue working the way they are now, without protection and exhausted at all levels, then our health system will surely collapse and thousands may die.

 

IAHV Philippines has distributed 5,000 pieces of N95 masks to 45 hospitals, PNP and AFP in one week’s time. It’s just not enough.

 

We have been able to reserve 50,000 pcs. more – a miracle in itself to find available stock. We need to import from China. We need the funds to make it happen.

 

However much you can donate, it will help.

 

Please send your donations to:

BDO
Bank Name: Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc.
Branch Name: SM Aura Premiere
Bank Address LG/F SM Aura Premiere, Bonifacio Global City, Brgy. Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Bank Tel. No.: +63.2.8856.5320
SWIFT code: BNORPHMM
Account Name: International Association for Human Values Foundation (Philippines), Inc.
Account Number: Acct #008-018-014-976

 

Paypal:
International Association for Human Values Foundation (Philippines), Inc.

 

E-mail us for inquiries.

SKY Programs Launched for the first time in the Philippines

In collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), we launched two of our pilot projects that address the needs of the youth vulnerable to violent extremism. These programs are:

1. SKY Campus Program – in partnership with Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan (XU), targeting university students, faculty and staff; and

2. SKY Community Youth Program – in partnership with Thuma Ko Kapagingud Service Organization, Inc. (Thuma) targeting hard-to-reach and out-of-school youth in Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte.

These programs aim to help heal post-traumatic stress, build resilience against stress, peer pressure, and eventually radicalization. We also hope to empower youth to be game changers and peace leaders inside and outside school.

The programs will run for three years and last December 8 was the first session.

IAHV Philippines Launches its First Peace Building Activity

From June 19 to June 21, 2019, The IAHV Philippines team, in partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philipines (AFP), visited three areas in Lanao del Sur, Mindanao. We conducted peacebuilding introductory workshops among the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, an insurgent group, former Maute-ISIS returnees and local government units.

It was the first time ever that these groups were together. Although the tension and uncertainty was high in the beginning, we are happy to report that it was a resounding success! The sessions were productive, the participants were involved, and there was an overwhelming feeling of hope over the three days.

Imagine what else we can do!

We’d like to share some testimonies from the participants:

“(The) MILF brothers are the happiest. They are not crying outwardly, but inside, they are crying with joy because of this camaraderie. Our troops really want this to happen again especially since our families need it” –Sommy Mangandog Panda “Commander Bangladesh”, 101st Command, Northeasatern Mindanao Front, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)

“Before we couldn’t sleep. We feared that the military would run after us. We fear our fellow ISIS co-fighters because they want to kill us. We felt (because of the activities) that this is how to release anger in your life. It was peaceful. It can help us, our children and our families. Because sometimes we don’t know how to release and control our anger.” -“Randy”, Former Dawla Islamiah (Maute ISIS)

“We are very happy that we saw the cooperation between the troops of MILF and the Philippine Government. I am so happy! I have been dreaming of this for a long time, wherein the struggles of both sides will result in achieving true peace for all the youth and citizens of the entire Mindanao.” -Ahmad Sabilullah Lintuan, 101st Command, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)

“I…quote from one of the commanders how he wished that his comrades were alive to see this day, to see that they have finally won peace together with the soldiers and the community. And everything they fought for was not in vain.” -Capt. Ron Villarosa, Jr. 103rd Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Philippine Army

Empowering Girls On the International Day of The Girl Child and Beyond

October 11, 2017, Washington DC: According to UNICEF, every 10 minutes, somewhere in the world, an adolescent girl dies as a result of violence. This is an abject violation of human rights. It is time to usher in a world where girls are free from all forms of violence. This year, the International Day of the Girl (11 October) focuses on the theme, “EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after conflict“. The impact of conflicts on girls’ reproductive and sexual health can never be underestimated. Their psychological, reproductive and overall well-being is severely compromised during times of conflict. No community or country can progress unless girls get a chance to realize their agency and fulfil their true potential. The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) strives to work towards a world where every girl, everywhere, has a chance to lead a life free from oppression and violence.

 

Over the years, IAHV has been working in challenging contexts such as Iraq and Sinjar to help girls and women lead lives as they truly deserve – free from violence and conflict. Our on-the-ground efforts have aided the rescue of girls from the Yazidi community. They were offered safe spaces and supportive interventions to help overcome the trauma that they have experienced. Psycho-social support in times of conflict is a critical component to response and protection needs for those who have experienced violence.  Despite these negative outcomes, women have acted as peace mediators in families and societies for generations and have proved instrumental in conflict prevention. Their roles as empowered allies of change and peace must be recognized. From prevention, protection to rehabilitation and empowerment IAHV works towards offering holistic solutions for girls caught in conflict.

 

The rights of girls are fundamental to progress. Human values must not be compromised. As long as girls are confronted with violence, the UN Sustainable Development Goals will remain a moving target.  IAHV stands with all organizations committed to usher in a world that is free from conflict for girls regardless of where they live.

 

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For more information, contact:

Priyanka Ghosh
Communications Officer

Priyank.Ghosh@iahv.org

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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.

IAHV Stands Committed To Global Goals at UNGA72

New York, September 26, 2017

The International Association For Human Values (IAHV) participated actively in critical conversations at the UNGA72 in New York this week. The main thrust for discussions focused around the need to foster and sustain a culture of sustainable peace.

One of the key areas of discussion included ways to strengthen IAHV’s work with girls and women from the Yazidi communities. The other area of focus included IAHV’s intervention with extremist groups to offer tools and techniques to enable them to choose the path of peace over violence.

“This was a critical week in the global development calendar. We got a chance to explore ways to collaborate, discuss and develop a roadmap for the future. Our work reaches the most vulnerable and marginalized. Our initiatives are strategically aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The global direction is set. IAHV stands ready to contribute towards the realization of the SDGs,” said Filiz Odabas-Geldiay, Executive Director, IAHV.

IAHV reached out to a range of key stakeholders – political leaders, dignitaries, UN officials, ambassadors, members of civil society organizations and others to forge next steps.  The health and rights of the world’s most vulnerable must be protected. The path of peace must prevail in order to realize the potential of the SDGs.

 

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For more information, contact:

Priyanka Ghosh
Communications Officer

Priyank.Ghosh@iahv.org

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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.