Women Empowerment

IAHV works throughout India to empower women, particularly in rural communities. We believe that the rural woman is at the foundation of the rural community. Our programs equip women with the conditions to nurture inner strength, creativity and self-esteem. Women can then become agents for peace and change for their families, the community, and society as a whole.
  • Capacity Building Program
  • Health Camp
  • Sewing center Srinagar
  • Sewing center Srinagar
  • Jute Bag Making
  • Computer Training
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  • International Women's Conference
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Rural Development

Increases skills and capacity of villagers, particularly rural youth and women. An integral part of the program is a vocational training program for women, including tailoring, knitting, block printing, and making handicrafts.
The Program thus provides rural women with alternative means of income generation, empowering them to economic self-reliance and improved livelihoods.

“The contribution I make to my family is substantial. Now, my husband has begun to respect me and he has also given up his drinking habit.”
-Shivamma

Female Foeticide

Addresses the burning social program of girl child foeticide. IAHV works to create awareness throughout local communities to transform the minds of societies and prevent the occurrence.

Child Protection

  • In 2007 Sri Sri RaviShankar, IAHV Founder and UNICEF, Mr. Cecilio Adona, initiated a patnership on Child Protection issues accross india, with special focus on Bihar and U.P.
  • Protecting Children in Remand Homes for children, Youth and Staff in Remand Homes in Bihar- In 2008-2009- IAHV in Partnership with Art of Living did a project in Bihar to enhance their physical, emotional and spiritual well being. Different Art of Living Workshops were conducted for different age groups and also leadership training program was organised.

Preventing Child Marriage

IAHV launched a project in Bihar entitled “Preventing Child Marriages.” Partnering with various interfaith groups, IAHV worked to identify, train and build local youth to become agents for change in this area. Training involves a special emphasis on child protection.

  • In Gaya, Nawada and Vaishali district, almost 40 percent of participants were girl children.
  • In the villages of Garahi, Bahansi, and Nayagaon, approximately 2,400 people were reached through a series of workshops and awareness campaigns.
  • In Gaya, so far no child marriages have been performed following the workshops.
  • Awareness campaigns in Nawada have reached approximately 1,000 people.
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