The Dignity Collective

We are the Dignity Collective.

We share a commitment to international cooperation that centres dignity and respect.

We serve as a hub for members and allies interested in international cooperation to access practical frameworks, new research, collaborations and opportunities on dignity, and to advocate for dignity as a central value for international cooperation.

Our founding members are: 'Dapo Oyewole, Dr Neela Saldanha, Tom Wein, Dr Fred Wherry, Diane Skelton, Caroline Teti, Jonathan Glennie, Moky Makura, and Dr Alicia Ely Yamin.

Activity

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    Steering committee

    Is a Nigerian thinker, consultant and author of the book ‘Development as Dignity’. He is presently Special Adviser on Development Planning & International Affairs to the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria.

    Dapo Oyewole

    Is an Indian behavioral scientist who founded the Center for Social and Behavioral Change at Ashoka University, and who has led work with Surgo, Busara, Pepsi and more.

    Dr Neela Saldanha

    Is the founder of the Dignity Project.

    Tom Wein

    Is a Townsend Martin, Class of 1917 Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and Director of the Dignity and Debt Network.

    Dr Fred Wherry

    Has spent twenty years furthering the work of ATD Fourth World – – All Together in Dignity to overcome poverty.

    Diane Skelton

    Is Director of Recipients Advocacy with GiveDirectly.

    Caroline Teti

    Is a writer, researcher, consultant and practitioner on international poverty and human rights, and the author of ‘The Future of Aid: Global Public Investment’.

    Jonathan Glennie

    Is a campaigner on narratives and framing of Africa, and is Executive Director of Africa No Filter.

    Moky Makura

    Leads the Global Health and Rights Project at Harvard Law School. She is the author of several books, including ‘Power, Suffering and the Struggle for Dignity: Human Rights Frameworks for Health and Why They Matter’.

    Dr Alicia Ely Yamin

    The promise

    Will you take the Dignity Promise?

    I commit to seeing the dignity in every person I encounter.
    I commit to seeing the dignity in every person I encounter.
    I will learn about and advocate for dignity.
    I will learn about and advocate for dignity.
    I will always show them the respect they deserve, as a fellow human like me.
    I will always show them the respect they deserve, as a fellow human like me.
    I will challenge those who fail to act respectfully.
    I will challenge those who fail to act respectfully.