The vision, mission and values of The Human Contract


The Human Contract is leadership for all humans. It includes the fundamentals of all religions, but we are non religious. The human contract is only about beeing human here and now in this life.
We may be political, but we have a non party-political agenda.
Our goal is a thriving global humanity within 100 years. Uniting and maturing for the sake of the world.



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Our vision is a world where every human understands and are living their rights and responsibilities - a thriving humanity on our globe.


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Our mission is a global communication on the human contract – our human rights and human responsibilities for a state of grace. Because when you are in a state of grace and I am in a state of grace that is how we create The State of grace.


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We commit to humanity by our five values - dignity, integrity, diversity, trust and empowerment

Our values ​​in brief

Dignity is a way of being. Every human has the right to their life, and to strive for dignity, harmony and peace in each and every situation and action. Every human has the right to interpret their own expression of dignity, not at the cost of any other. Dignity is the light within us.

Integrity is a way of acting. We strive for strong integrity, also knowing that as humans we are constantly learning. Integrity shifts in different moments and situations. We strive for an integrity that is not driven from fear but integrity driven by mutual respect. Integrity builds trust by accountability.

Beyond all labels we are all human. Each aspect of humanity - understanding aspects of; background, religions, different life paths - all enriches us in decision making and to create a prosperous life. Diversity is also important on the aspect of our planet and all its life. We all contribute to a rich planet.

By having an open mind, through accountability and integrity - trust is built. When promises are broken, it is essential to rebuild trust. It is important to look deeply into our own shadow-self and make peace to rebuild trust. Forgivness and making amends is building trust, forgiveness towars self and others. Trust is also connected with self-love, hence love to the world.

We stand for true Power to the people - With the strive of dignity we want to empower humanity. Empowerment starts within each and everyone of us. It is about integrity - caring for our bodies our health, our emotions, how we communicate, how we move and our approach to life. Power to the people is also about standing up for one another for what is just, fair and right - civil courage. We are civilians standing up for eachother.

How the values comes together

Dignity and integrity is how we are, and how we act individually. Diversity and trust are interpersonal. Power to the people is our goal empowering humanity. All values are the directions we follow to help us in our constant learning. We fall in and out of integrity and dignity. Our trust can be shifting. The diversity and working for power to the people is the purpose.

The fundament - The seven principles of human dignity

The seven principles of human dignity are based on the United Nations universal declaration of human rights, but in an interpersonal perspective. The responsibilities are about modern leadership. It is for all mankind. We are born with rights and develop in our responsibilities to become accountable, mature humans.

By understanding and living the principles we evolve as humans and humanity. We are living, embodying power to the people - us!

The movement is about self-leadership -
The human contract is with myself, for myself as a human being, and my contribution to the world.

With self-leadership also comes the realization that we can learn and develop in the difficult times - "istima". Istima means learning and is an apporoach to look at crisis in all levels as possibilities. We can evolve as humans when we can face, embrace and grow stronger, more insightful in trying and difficult times.

The Human Contract logo

About our logo

The logo embodies our values and the seven principles of human dignity - The Human Contract. The colors in the logo are originally from the spectrum of colors red orange yellow green turquoise blue ... and the light that includes all colors - white.

A video will be published here soon about our fantastic logo!

The logo embodies our values and the seven principles of human dignity - The Human Contract. The colors in the logo are originally from the spectrum of colors red orange yellow green turquoise blue ... and the light that includes all colors - white.


We envision dignity as the Crown on each humans head. To walk tall, with pride and a regal approach to oneself and one another. Therefore The colors also represents different gemstones.

It is the ruby red representing our rights and responsibilities with our body

It is the beautiful orange Amber representing our thoughts

The golden yellow it’s about our emotions and feelings our rights and responsibility

The wonderful emerald green represents our rights and responsibilities of our communication

The turquoise it’s about our rights and responsibility in our movement

The deep sapphire blue is all rights and responsibilities in our life

The last white is all inclusive is our collective rights and responsibilities, that is represented in the pearl. It is the symbol of wisdom gained through experience which I believe we all need now.


As humans we vary in our integrity sometimes we are balanced and take a just and rightful place, but usually we are in a learning taking too much space or place ... and sometimes we don’t step up and we make ourselves and each other small. The different spheres in the logo has different sizes. When we take over others responsibility, our integrity swells and it creates istima - physical or mental suffering.
Sometimes we victimize ourselves and say that and we play small we say we cannot do that. We don’t step up taking our just space that also creates istima, suffering.
It is by facing and going through these difficult times that we grow as individuals, and as a collective. We step in to our integrity.
Integrity also works on different levels individual, interpersonal, groups, organizations, society and the world.
The many challenges we experience today is about our individual and our collective learning, maturing as a humanity.


The different spheres had the same colors as the rainbow. I have seen humans with all colors of the rainbow. The colors of our skin, or our age, or our background means little when we put it in perspective what we contribute to the world. Each individual is unique and each and everyone of us contribute in different ways to the world. Seeing and understanding the different perspectives broaden our collective perspective diversity is important in the process. We are all different and we all have equal human worth.


The different colors in the logo represents the light spectrum. The human contract is to illuminate and to give humanity a foundation, building trust. Trusting ourselves and trusting the world.


When we all encourage each other to step up in our integrity, taking our just space we empower ourselves and one another. Through our empowerment we grow, we heal ourselves, one another and the world, the globe. The human contract is a global movement it’s about empowerment to the people for real.

This logo came to be in a genuine process where we worked with the Swedish Sven - Sven Ljung design. He is modeling the logos that he’s designing through a structured process, with creativity, collaboration and time. We chose The Swedish Sven because he works professionally and from the heart, meticulous listening to the idea and the potential profile places. The Swedish Sven designs logos that lasts for 100 years.

The seven principles of human dignity

The seven principles of human dignity is about our rights and responsibles as humans for a state of grace.
It is based on united nation universal declaration of human rights - but in a interpersonal perspective.
Our human responsibilities are about modern leadership.

1st Principle

1st principle


1st principle

We have the right
to our body

We have a responsibility
for our body

2nd Principle

2nd principle


2st principle

We have the right
to our thoughts

We have a responsibility
for our thoughts

3rd Principle

3rd principle


3rd principle

We have the right
to our feelings and emotions

We have a responsibility
for our feelings and emotions


4th principle


4th principle

We have the right to
our communication and our expression

We have a responsibility for our communication and our expression

5th Principle

5th principle


5th principle

We have the right in
our freedom of movement

We have a responsibility
in our movement
to respect others, laws and policys

6th Principle

6th principle


6th principle

We have the right to our life - to live with whomever, wherever and how ever, but not at the cost of others.

This includes all lifeforms - to respect all life with dignity.

7th Principle

7th principle


7th principle

We have collective rights as humans 

We have collective responsibilities
- civil courage

Maria Dolores

About Maria Dolores

I help enterprises and organisations to understand, implement and embody global principles for thriving development. My best tools are authentic, successful examples, structured work, inspiration and follow-up goals.

The Human Contract certification process is a way for the organization to understand and live human dignity at the workplace.

Maria Dolores (born Fredriksson, married Ehrling)

Maria is the founder of The Human Contract. She is a Swedish Human Resource expert, humanitarian and leadership consultant. Maria has trained management teams in crisis management and successfully and with measurable reults worked with cultural development and change. She is a social entrepreneur.

Having difficult challenges facing her mother`s death and a traumatic divorce, where her ex-husband later died from a brain tumor, Maria reflected on life and our human rights and responsibilities.

Maria is certified in grief recovery and has worked with casketing and as a funeral representative. She has seen almost all religions, and has casketed over 1200 people, of different ages and walks of life, providing the same dignity and respect for each human.

Maria has written several books on topics of life matters and leadership. Her core value is dignity and her standpoint is from a rational foundation with concrete tools. Her first book "A State of Grace - Human Rights and Human Obligations" (Collana 2015) is the first sprout of The Human Contract movement.

Maria lives and talks about equality and health for every human being, the need to understand and end suppression in every aspect. Her scope is on personal health, interpersonal relationships and civil courage, aiming for uniting humans.

Maria lives in Stockholm, Sweden with her daughter. Her upcoming book is "The Human contract", publication planned end 2021.

Examples of organizations Maria has worked whith