Music Monday – Focus for Change Benefit Performers

For a decade WITNESS has brought together Focus for Change benefit performers, human rights activists and community to celebrate video activism.

Salman Ahmad’s Focus for Change Music Monday Playlist

Mr. Ahmad kicks off a guest-curated series to honor our 10th annual Focus For Change benefit. This year we celebrate “Stories of Courage” from human rights defenders.

In China, Victims Protest Forced Evictions Through Suicide

Urbanization and economic growth are rapidly increasing in China, but often at the cost of people’s right to land. Some citizens are taking the drastic step of attempting suicide.

Forced Evictions, Live Ammunition, and Video Documentation in Cape Town

Videos have helped document the violence and abuse that has characterized a recent series of forced evictions in Cape Town. The raids on informal residential communities are raising serious questions about police conduct and the government’s protection of constitutional rights to housing.

To End Violence Against Women, Canadian Campaign Calls on Men and Boys

The ¡Hasta Aqui No Mas! (Draw the Line!) multimedia campaign, produced by the Canadian group MUJER, confronts sexual violence against women through education and empowerment of Latino men and boys.

Music Monday – Marathon for Human Rights Edition

The Music Monday – Marathon for Human Rights Edition are song picks from the WITNESS marathon team of runners and why they ran for human rights.

#Instagood Tips for Nonprofits Part 2

#Instagood Tips for Nonprofits part 2 reviews using video and explains why hosting a ‘takeover’ can diversify your nonprofit’s storytelling.

What We’re Reading: July 25 Edition

Every week we publish a list of our favorite articles on human rights, video, and advocacy. This week features the promotion of LGBT rights in India, the use of social media to uncover the mystery behind the downed Malaysia Flight MH17 and much more.

Media Roundup on Protests, Police Brutality and Brazil’s World Cup

Following the close of the World Cup, we pull together a list of select English-language news coverage on protests, police brutality and video in Brazil published during the tournament.

What We’re Reading: July 19 Edition

The future of cinema, passwords and digital security, the implementation of police cameras in law enforcement agencies across the nation and much more.

#Instagood Tips for Nonprofits

#Instagood tips for nonprofits will help you start and manage an instagram account to be part of your organization’s online storytelling goals.

Brazil’s Urban Occupations Demand Their Government Recognize Housing as a Human Right

Activists in Brazil have been occupying land and abandoned buildings for more than 20 years. They use multiple tactics including legal action to try to win legal deeds to land and property and pressing the government to recognize the right to housing for all.

What We’re Reading: July 11 Edition

This week we feature commentary on another side of the war in Syria, President Obama’s call for additional funds to curtail the flow of children from Latin America attempting to enter the US, and articles about video verification, safety for journalists and predicting the impact of advocacy media on social change.

Citizen Videos Capturing Police Violence at Protests in Brazil Used as Evidence

Citizen video has become a critical resource in the struggle to ensure rights and in cases to prosecute police violence in Brazilian cities.