“You’re counting the wrong things. You’re not counting dignity of people. You’re counting exploited people.”
– Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International
'Human dignity is the core of my work'
Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General
Is your programme 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.
71% experience disrespectful treatment at the hands of powerful others.