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What is AHAM Global Advisory and Advocacy for CSW? 


AHAM’s Global Advocacy and Action for the COmmission on the Status of Women serves as a vehicle and platform for elevating and catalyzing the collective wisdom, work, and walk of like-minded female change agents in the Americas toward meeting and reframing the Sustainable Development Goals for the benefit of all. ​​

Our Goals

  • Create a measure of well-being that is gender-informed and takes into account all of the components of health - physical, mental, emotional, financial and spiritual 

  • Transform gender well-being through providing mindfulness / mind-body well-being courses and practice toolkits designed for women and girls needs

  • Disseminate and normalize culturally-diverse gender narratives and provide tools for wellbeing via a bilingual virtual podcast in the US Latin America and the Caribbean


Our Advocacy 

  • Create a gender-informed well-being index and measure well-being along with progress toward current sustainable development goals. 

Our Action

  • Gender responsive Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Center for Mind Body Medicine (CMBM) Mind Body group courses 

  • Intensive Leadership trainings and retreats on Emotional Intelligence for Female entrepreneurs and youth leaders

  • Storytelling and skill-building podcast

UN Mindful Well-being Toolkit for Women and Girls by AHAM Education

This is an easy to use guided audio toolkit with five key evidence-based mindful awareness and mind body exercises to promote daily practice and grow our physical, mental and emotional well-being and "prosilience."

Meet our narrators Shriya and Knellee! 

Please let us know how using these audios are impacting you and those you touch.

Track 1: Soft belly breathing to self-regulate in challenging moments or to practice responding vs reacting.

00:00 / 03:16

Track 2: Building mindful focus and attention for strong study skills and attention at work.

00:00 / 07:25

Track 3: Guided imagery for emotional safety and guidance on important life situations.

00:00 / 08:40

Track 4: Autogenic relaxation exercise for releasing stress and trauma from the body.

00:00 / 13:24

Track 5: Loving kindness and compassion for cultivating self-love, empathy and ease in relationships.

00:00 / 18:24

Our Stories

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Knellee Bisram

Knellee Bisram, M.A. transitioned from her career in international relations and international consulting to dedicate her efforts to AHAM Education and partnerships that build mindful, resilient communities. Serving as Lead NGO Representative to the United Nations, she leverages regional, national and global multi-stakeholder partners to bring a nature-based, mindful approach to meeting 21st century global challenges affecting children, women, marginalized communities in education, water and climate justice, and women's well-being. Knellee is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor and Certified Center for Mind Body Medicine (CMBM) facilitator and is the co-creator of the Be Nature program. She holds a BA in languages, and a MA in International Relations and Latin American Studies. 

Shriya Jhaveri

Shriya Jhaveri is Mindfulness Ambassador with AHAM Education, and has been facilitating mind body and mindfulness practices to teens and at community events. A senior at Cypress Bay High School, Shriya will be attending the University of Florida this year. Shriya is passionate about science, advocacy, and the subjects of health and wellness. In her free time, she likes to read, paint with watercolors, and play the piano. Shriya aspires to be a Pediatric Surgeon.

Susannah Tuttle

Rev. Susannah Tuttle is the director of North Carolina Council of Churches Eco-Justice Connection, an initiative addressing environmental and climate justice issues as a moral imperative. Susannah received a Masters of Divinity degree with an emphasis on ecological ethics from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Susannah is a founding member of the Southeast Faith Leaders Network (SFLN) and is an active member of the US Climate Action Network. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Southeast Climate & Energy Network (SCEN) and serves as the director of international community outreach for the US Climate Fair Share collaborative.

Carol Penn

Dr. Carol Penn is doubly board certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine, Founder/Activist of Penn Global Visions and Penn Global Medical Group, two time best selling author, international speaker and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging advocate, content creator and program designer and arts advocate.

Deborah Hutchinson

Deborah Hutchinson is an Art teacher for over 25 years teaching through the Arts , preschool to tertiary . She developed a "Whole School Approach '' to teaching the SDGs in the school she currently teaches at. Deborah has also written several books in Art and Design for the Caribbean curriculum. Her passion for many years has been the  work that she does with her NGO - Inventions and Creativity through the Arts. This is community based , they churn out public art projects into the community that promote mental wellness opportunities and awareness  that are inclusive. It is through the connectivity of these projects ie: Corporate, Government and those in communities that creates sustainability through partnerships. Her focus in recent times is the use of technology to reach a wider online community with a focus on Autism .

Susanne Rajkumar

Susanne Rajkumar is the Innovator of the acclaimed CBC Codebreaker ESL game, Teacherpreneur, Podcaster- Mujeres Con Propósito 11,  a 2019 Tesol International Ambassador, Local Assistant Coordinator ACTION TESOL Caribbean- Trinidad  and Tobago,  Ex-president & past Vice-president II of Honduras Tesol with over 29,000 teaching hours focused on meaningful learning  using a multisensory pedagogy with a student-centered approach. MA in Applied Linguistics


Nerissa Street

Nerissa Street is a multiple award-winning storytelling teacher with over 10,000 hours of public speaking experience who amplifies new, wiser stories. She's been seen at TEDx, South by Southwest, on NPR, and has worked with small business and corporate organizations for transformational professional development.

Leonor Murciano-Luna

Leonor Murciano-Luna, PhD is an integrative doctor, spiritual healer & teacher, women's advocate, sacred sound weaver, artist and author of several books on women’s healing via Feminine Spirituality & Mind-Body Medicine. Dr. Luna supports women to heal on all levels of body, mind & heart.  She is the founder of Conscious Feminine Medicine, (501C) non-profit organization dedicated to a world where the Sacredness & Sovereignty of women is honored.  CFM is dedicated to provide body-mind & spiritual education to shift women's sense of identity and value, thereby awakening an innate capacity of self-healing, creativity, inner power and sovereignty. 

Paula Blake-Beckford

Paula Blake-Beckford is a Registered Nurse in South Florida for over 20 years, specializing in neonatal nursing. She serves as a bedside nurse and as a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Paula is an active advocate for Mind-Body-Medicine groups, mindfulness, and compassionate self-care. As an immigrant from Jamaica, Paula extends her passion for caring beyond her nursing profession into the community at large, and enjoys being supportive in our collective healing. 

Evelyn Pérez-Verdía

Evelyn Pérez-Verdía is a leading bilingual female strategist, and a Hispanic small business owner, with two decades of experience breaking the barriers between communities and those who wish to engage with them. She is currently part of the University of South Florida’s Dean’s Advisory Council, and also the Department of State’s U.S. Speaker’s Program where she gives workshops to journalists and civil society leaders in Latin America; among others, on the differences between misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation (MDM), and the current world effects of digital gender violence.


Global Advisory and Advocacy for CSW

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