Ending extreme poverty

Human beings are members of a whole
In creation of one essence and soul
If one member is afflicted with pain
Other members uneasy will remain
If you have no sympathy for human pain
The name of human you cannot retain.

- Saadi

HumanAct’s collaborations

HumanAct works to model collaboration and collective action. We are proud to have launched and to host a number of joint initiatives.

In 2021, we formally launched Millionaires for Humanity - a collaboration of a group of high net worth individuals committed to going beyond philanthropy, advocating for the systemic change needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. We continue to provide the secretariat and host it. You can find out more about Millionaires for Humanity on the button below


Human Act Award 2021 goes to Sikandar Siddique

Sikandar Malik Siddique receives this year's Human Act Award 2021 from its founder, Djaffar Shalchi, in recognition of Siddique's targeted efforts against inequality, racism / discrimination and climate change.

“I am proud to present Sikandar Siddique with our annual award. He is a role model for a diverse Denmark and a strong voice in the debate on inequality, climate and Danish democracy, ”says Djaffar Shalchi, Danish businessman, civil society activist and multimillionaire who has founded the Human Act Prize together with his wife, Ané.

According to Djaffar Shalchi, Sikandar Siddique will receive the award and the $ 100,000 that comes with it as a private person - not as a party leader.

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A just and sustainable world free from extreme poverty.


To transform the global distribution of wealth towards a more equitable society through awareness, action, and partnerships.


We believe that the ability to show love, empathy, and not least generosity towards our fellow human beings is essential if we are to make the world a better and more joyful place for all to live in.

We also believe that in order for change to be achievable we have to believe that change is possible, and we must have the courage to keep on going, even when we encounter great obstacles.

Finally, we believe that non-violence in all actions, whether it be physical or psychological, is the best way to bring about long-lasting change. Though it may be important to show strength and bravery when facing challenges in life, it is just as important to show humility and the ability to forgive; forgive ourselves and those around us.

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What is extreme poverty?

The World Bank defines “extreme poverty” as living on less than $1.90 per person per day. According to most recent estimations in 2013, 767 million people lived in extreme poverty, deprived of the most basic necessities.

Source: World Bank 2016

How to end extreme poverty?

Move humanity is a global initiative to end extreme poverty, founded by Human Act in 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Move Humanity’s mission is to mobilize at least 1% of the wealth of the world’s wealthiest individuals.

How will we do it?

Move Humanity aims to mobilize at least 1% of the wealth of the world’s richest individuals each year towards ending extreme poverty and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.
In 2017 Human Act entered into a partnership with UN SDSN.

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In the spirit of

It's in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi

It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.

Mother TheresaMother Theresa