The Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work Psychology has three primary goals:

Goal 1. To develop, promote, and support the field of humanitarian work psychology and its participants, by, among other things:

  • Driving academic research, applied projects, education, and training efforts;
  • Promoting representation from local communities across the globe; and
  • Assisting in the development, adoption, and observance of best practices within the field of humanitarian work psychology.

Goal 2. To promote our values in the disciplines, organisations and societies with which we engage – prominently including the discipline of psychology, the sub-discipline of organisational psychology, and actors involved in enhancing human welfare.

Goal 3. To promote and engage in humanitarian activities as organisational psychologists, including contributing to poverty reduction and to the empowerment of marginalised groups.

These are some of the values that we aspire to support in the world and to operate by in our own conduct:

  • Social Justice– procedural, distributive, and interactional justice;
  • Self-Determination– an opportunity and power to direct one’s life;
  • Respect for Diversity– respect and acceptance of unique social identities;
  • Accountability– working with and being accountable to those who are subjected to inequality, injustice, and poverty;
  • Empowerment– supporting and facilitating marginalised groups to participate fully in society.