Aims and Objectives
ICHRRF is primarily an academic and advocacy organization working to increase awareness, understanding, appreciation and act as a watchdog for Human Rights violations of underrepresented communities. ICHRRF also develops and creates educational content that verifies and clarifies Human Rights narratives objectively and builds capacity at the intersection of activism, legislative and institutional spheres.
ICHRRF is focused on underrepresented groups that are either actively exploited, ignored or remain dependent on others for their safety and dignity. ICHRRF continuously monitors the abuse of such populations and acts as a vigilant observer to ensure their safety and interests.
In particular, ICHRRF throws a new slant on Human Rights and the concept of religious freedom based on an inclusive, tolerant and mutually accepting philosophy of Polycentricity (read this paper, or view this presentation) that is shared by a wide spectrum of ancient, classical, indigenous traditions worldwide - from European pagan philosophy and gnostic traditions, to Mayan and Native American religion, to African indigenous traditions, to Australian aboriginal, Maori, Chinese traditional religion and culture (Taoism and Confucianism), Shintoism, Baha'ism, Dharma traditions like Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism, Tengriism, and so on. In essence, ICHRRF is a torchbearer and beacon of hope to for these marginalized communities.
ICHRRF aims to bring these diverse but connected classical and indigenous polycentric traditions onto a common platform to take responsibility for the global situation, jointly innovate modern pragmatic solutions to real-world problems and amplify one another's voices. Building a common platform helps put the spotlight on the positives of an inclusive, accepting, compassionate and polycentric approach and avoid the pitfalls of other types of ideological tunnel vision.
In practical terms, ICHRRF does the following:
Collaborate with governmental or non-governmental organizations to contribute to a harmonious world based on universal brotherhood, cooperation, mutual respect and compassion with a focus on improving the quality of life and gross happiness of people
Enable self-reliance, autonomy and right to livelihood of women and children
Focus on awareness and implementation of the objectives and programs of United Nations Human Rights Charter
Sponsor, publish and disseminate research and literature, papers, magazines, bulletins and books on
under-represented, marginalized and persecuted communities across the globe
preservation of natural ecology through eco-friendly policies
relevance of the above for increased human sensitivity and compassion
a solid philosophical and historical basis for polycentricity in governance and civic religion
Build and guide institutions working to promote human rights of deprived, marginalized, neglected, grossly, persecuted, under-organized and under-represented people across the globe
Cultivate student talent on our focus areas via the Prof. Ved Nanda Fellowship Program for Human Rights.
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