Human Dignity Is “The Core Of My Work” –

Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General


Is Your Program Respectful? How, Exactly, Do You Know That? Did You Ask People?

In the rush to do good, charities and governments often end up disrespecting people - by treating them as a number, by not valuing their time, or by making them jump through demeaning hoops to access aid.

We all want to do better. But right now we don’t have the tools to do so.

The Dignity Project is an ongoing campaign for more respectful development.

Disrespect

Disrespect

71% experience disrespectful treatment at the hands of powerful others.
Cash transfers

Cash transfers

Cash transfers are more respectful than in-kind aid
Charity donations

Charity donations

Donors give more to respectful charities
Defining dignity

Defining dignity

Poor Nairobians have a unique definition of dignity.

Take Action

Use the scale
Download the draft scales, use it in a project, (credit us) and let us know your experience.
Learn more
Learn more about the concept of dignity, from our research so far.
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