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 2019 was incredible, with hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world participating on October 16 and throughout the month of October!
You can hold your own Global Dignity Day or Dignity Workshop any time of year. Keep reading for all the ways you can get involved and bring more dignity to your community.
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.
“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