Global Dignity Day
“The spirit of Ubuntu is very difficult to render into Western language. It speaks of the very essence of being human. You are generous, caring and compassionate. It means that my humanity is bound up in yours,” and embodies the ideas of community, connection, caring and kindness.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
In 2018, more than 250,000 people celebrated Global Dignity Day in over 70 countries around the world. Now, the countdown to Global Dignity Day 2019 has begun!
We hope you’ll be one of the hundreds of thousands of people who join us on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 when everyone, everywhere is invited to look beyond what divides us and recognize the dignity and humanity we share.
Keep reading for links to learning experiences, a toolkit and other resources to help you plan a Global Dignity Day in your community.
There is no event too small — every moment of dignity-in-action matters!
Ways You Can Participate
Need Help Planning Your Event?
We’ve created a variety of learning experiences, resources and a toolkit to help you organize your Global Dignity Day in classrooms, community and youth groups, under tents in refugee camps – anywhere you want to celebrate all that unites us.
Most of our Country Chairs and Partner Organizations who started out by organizing Global Dignity Day each October have expanded their efforts to organizing year-round forums and workshops as well as celebrating Global Dignity Day each fall.
“Global Dignity’s efforts to inspire young people to lead a more dignified life depends on the amazing volunteers we work with around the world. They not only inspire and engage the next generation, but for each of us that get involved, it is also a life-changing and amazingly uplifting experience. If you dream of creating a better future in your community, I encourage you to join our Global Dignity family, wherever you live.”
Soulaima Gourani, Founding Country Chair, Denmark