is committed to dignity for all and our mission is to educate and enlighten people on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Between 1933 to 1945, the Second World War cost the lives of 90 million human beings. After that war, in 1948, the leaders of the countries of the world drafted, agreed to, and signed the Declaration to make sure nothing like the recent war could happen ever again.
But where do human rights come from?
Human Rights reflect the human dignity of every human being on the planet. Our recognition and acknowledgement of our human dignity and the human dignity of others is the ultimate determining factor in our sense of who we are and why we do what we do.
Dr Donna Hicks, a professional in the field of conflict resolution, wrote Dignity – Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict after ten years in her chosen field of work.
She’d realised that underlying all conflicts is a violation of human dignity, so she researched the topic and, with the publication of her book, gave us language for understanding and talking about our human dignity needs and our experience of having those needs violated.
In this workshop and the accompanying workbook, you’ll discover the 10 elements of human dignity and also the 10 temptations to violate dignity.
Complete the course and learn how to express your human dignity needs, so you can also understand the dignity needs of others. It’s about developing and retaining your self-respect to enhance other people’s human dignity too.
Our motto: Good thoughts. Good words. Good deeds.
This Human Dignity Workshop has been developed by Peaceful Planet. It can be delivered and experienced in a series of sessions and is best explored in pairs (or possibly in small groups).
After completing this workshop, we do recommend further human rights education on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and we have a course available on that here: What Are Our Human Rights? [include the link to that course]
When pairing participants, it’s ideal to have consistency with the same “twins” working through the course, however, if a change of grouping will make the program delivery more appropriate and effective for all, that’s ok too.
This course will be delivered with an accompanying workbook that covers all the dignity elements and also all the temptations to violate dignity.
How does human dignity relate to human rights?
Human Dignity + Human Rights + Taking Responsibility = a Peaceful Planet
The starting point for understanding human rights is (1) to respect yourself, (2) to understand and protect your own human rights, and (3) to respect the dignity and human rights of others.
Each right you have is also a responsibility to protect that right for yourself and for others. You protect your rights by making sure I know what they are. I protect my rights by making sure you know what they are. We are all linked in a common endeavour to protect each others’ rights and, in doing so, we protect the rights of everyone.
In order to have a peaceful planet we need to have peaceful people who understand human dignity. This human dignity workshop can help people to understand themselves and their need to be treated as fully valid human beings who understand that same need they share with all other human beings.
Article 25 of the Universal Declaration refers to food, shelter and good health as human rights. These are important for maintaining our dignity, and we have a responsibility for others as well as ourselves.
How do we take responsibility for ensuring we have good health?
In the Barletta Declaration, Dr Mathias Rath lays out the plan for making preventative natural health a human right. If we don’t become ill we can work, live and love without fear. He also lays out a strategy for improving the health of every human on the planet, starting with small steps at first.
You can read more about this in the What Are Our Human Rights? course, and also on the Science of Natural website.