We are very proud to announce that Human Rights Tattoo is part of the Human Dignity Festival in Hong Kong 🇭🇰🏳️🌈
It is now time to act and enable change, so we ask, what does dignity mean to you? The Human Dignity Festival (HDF) is organized by Planet Ally; a leading nonprofit dedicated to empowering allyship, giving people the resources and tools to advance human rights and help build stronger, more resilient communities.
14 October, 10AM – 6PM
Metta, 21/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central Hong Kong
All are welcome. Please note that the number of tattoos are limited and individuals will receive tattoos on a first come, first serve basis.
We will be working with three female tattoo artists from Hong Kong: Sze C., Carrie Leong and Eva Lopez.
At arrival you will receive a registration card with your letter on it. You can’t choose your letter but the font and the position on your body is up to you. You can pick a font type from the Human Rights Tattoo fonts catalogue that will be available on the spot. After your tattoo is done we take a super up-close picture of your tattoo that will be published on our website together with your statement. Please think about your statement (in English) upfront. A good statement is personal and gives an insight in your life and your personal relation to human rights.
We work with a Pay As You Please system to make our project accessible for everyone, no matter your background or budget. Your contribution of any amount is highly appreciated and will be used exclusively to set up a Human Rights Tattoo event at QueerKIFF International Film Festival in Kampala, Uganda! Please read the story of organizer Kamoga Hassan here. You can leave your contribution in our Pay As You Please Box on the spot or feel free to give by bank or Paypal:
Stichting Human Rights Tattoo Foundation
IBAN: NL55 TRIO 0391 020404
Is Hong Kong too far away for you? Don’t worry! We have still 3311 letters to go. More Human Rights Tattoo events will be organized this year. You will be the first to receive the news!
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Human Dignity Festival
Through a two-day leadership forum, online challenge and salon events, the festival will empower emerging leaders to advance intersectional rights by connecting them with global opportunities and resources.
The festival consists of four related events including an online Human Dignity Festival Global Challenge, the Human Dignity Leadership Forum for rising leaders, Hong Kong’s debut of the globally renowned Human Rights Tattoo project, and a community concert – the Rainbow Riots Rockfest. The rockfest will be open to the public and will feature groundbreaking performers from across the world.
From LGBTI persecution in Chechnya to the abduction of young girls in Nigeria, our dignity has come under attack and it is time to take a firmer stand. We believe dignity is an equal value attached to all humans and does not change depending on the colour of your skin, who you decide to love, where you come from or any other aspect of your identity.
Disregard and contempt for human dignity will only divide us further and recent developments across the world have evidenced this. While we have had the conversation about human rights, the question of human dignity remains unanswered.
The festival will shine a light on underrepresented human rights issues and activate change. The HDF Leadership Forum will take apart the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and examine its current status in today’s world. Together with local and regional partners, the Forum will celebrate leaders who inspire change in their own communities and facilitate dialogue between key stakeholders. The Human Dignity Festival is proudly bringing to Hong Kong the Human Rights Tattoo, this global arts project aims to complete the Declaration of Universal Human Rights with the full 6773 characters on 6773 human beings around the world.
The core issues for this festival center on LGBTI rights and dignity as they intersect with the challenges that face refugees, displaced people, domestic workers, the targets of human trafficking, and all those who are lack representation.
Founded in 2016, our mission is to build a world of allies. As a leading nonprofit dedicated to empowering allyship, we give people the resources and tools to advance human rights and help build stronger, more resilient communities. We want to live on a planet of allies!