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what does dignity mean to you?

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WHAT DOES DIGNITY MEAN TO YOU? CALL FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN DIGNITY RESEARCH & MEDIA PROJECT.

The Dignity Initiative is a multidisciplinary research and media project aiming to better understand the concept of dignity. In addition to the interview series, our team is conducting with dignity experts and scholars, we are seeking public participation to contextualize and ground the concept of dignity in everyday life and lived experience. More specifically, we are looking for short audio, video, written, or visual responses that explore personal meanings, interpretations, experiences, and/or practices of dignity.

Our goal is to better understand what dignity means and how dignity is experienced (or not experienced) by different people, in different contexts. These responses will be shared anonymously here, on our website, as part of a “Mosaic of Dignity." We aim to shed light on ways we can better respect the dignity of different persons as well as inform practical suggestions on how to reinforce dignity in various professional settings. We are particularly interested in the ways dignity relates to identity, culture, health, healthcare, environment and land, and encourage relevant responses to those themes.

 

If you are interested in participating, please send an audio or video clip, or written or visual response to info@dignityinitiative.net. We encourage using whatever format you feel most comfortable expressing yourself with -- whether that be a picture, text, voice recording, or another form of multimedia. If you’re unsure where to start, take a look at our example prompts below for inspiration!

  • What does dignity mean to you?

  • When has your dignity been undermined or attacked?

  • What kinds of events, experiences, or behaviors make you feel more or less dignified?

  • List the ways you could be treated with more dignity.

  • Have you ever intentionally compromised your own or another’s dignity? Why?

  • How do you respond or cope when treated without dignity?

  • How has identity shaped your experience or ideas of dignity or dignified treatment?

  • Is your experience of dignity controlled by yourself or others? How?

Get in touch: info@dignityinitiative.net

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