In recognition of Global Dignity Day, which is being celebrated on October 21st, Kim Samuel has written a compelling piece to shed light on the issues of dignity and belonging.
In her most recent Huffington Post article, Celebrate Global Dignity Day with Empathy, Inclusion, and Action, Kim highlights that human dignity is at the core of social change and, even with the awareness that is being built around the issue, there needs to be action that accompanies this global concern.
As she explains “a life of dignity is not guaranteed to everyone. Every day, all over the world, people are overlooked by their community and abandoned by wider society.” Without recognition and a sense of responsibility from both local and global communities there will continue to be those that are unable to reach their full potential.
On Global Dignity Day Kim encourages us to foster a sense of belonging and start a dialogue around the importance of dignity for all: “Let’s make this not just a day of empathy, but a day of inclusion and action.”