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
On Global Dignity Day, everyone, everywhere is invited to look beyond what divides us and recognize the dignity and humanity we share.
Global Dignity Day is held on the third Wednesday of October, with additional events happening throughout the month of October.
Keep reading for how you can hold your own Global Dignity Day event to bring more dignity to your community.
Ways You Can Participate
Planning a Virtual Event?
We know that many of you are unable to hold in-person events due to COVID-19 restrictions. Use this step-by-step guide to host a virtual Dignity Workshops with participants ages 12+.
“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