Mapping Our Materials: The Forced Evictions Advocacy Toolkit Goes Global

Highlights from Brazil, Burma, Colombia, Egypt, Philippines and Scotland on how the Forced Evictions Advocacy Toolkit is being used by activists, artists and communities. Part one of a two-part series.

DVD de Ferramentas: Fortalecendo a Resistência contra Remoções Forçadas

Um DVD de Ferramentas especialmente para líderes comunitários, militantes de movimentos sociais e ativistas lutando pelo direito à moradia e resistindo aos despejos forçadas.

Join WITNESS at the World Urban Forum & the People’s Alternative Urban Social Forum

WITNESS is headed to Medellín, Colombia to participate in screenings, round table debates and video advocacy training sessions this April 5-11.

Defendiendo el Derecho a la Vivienda y a la Tierra

Una nueva caja de herramientas publican por WITNESS y Amnistía Internacional

WITNESS Joins One Billion Rising Against Gender-Based Violence

This year for V-day the WITNESS staff is rising up to support the One Billion Rising campaign and to put an end to gender-based violence.

WITNESS and Amnesty International Release a New Toolkit for Housing & Land Rights Activists

With 15 million people at risk of forced evictions annually around the world, we have released a multimedia resource kit for activists, social movements and communities fighting evictions.

16 Highlights from the #16Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign

A list of 16 actions and stories we came across during this year’s campaign to end gender-based violence. We invite you to share projects, videos, and more to this list.

WITNESS Gains Accreditation with the UN Economic and Social Council

Good news! WITNESS has been granted consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Read on to find out on how this accreditation will strengthen our work.

Video Tips for Activists and Citizens Documenting Zimbabwe’s Election

Videos circulating ahead of Zimbabwe’s election on Wed depict a concern among civil society that Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party will obstruct the process of free and fair elections. We share a tips for documenting elections safely and effectively for activists and citizen journalists.

Comment Filmer les Manifestations: Une Guide

Ces vidéos chacune adressent cinq points très importants à considerer, que ça soit en filmant une protestation, un ressemblement politique, ou bien un incident illustrant la brutalité de la police

Key for a Key: Unlocking a Video Advocacy Training in Brazil

What’s it like to be in a WITNESS video training? This post brings you inside the classroom in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where two dozen activists are working to save their communities from forced evictions.

An Open Source Approach to Translation

The fact that 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute is astonishing. And the immense amounts of footage shot and uploaded by citizens in places like Syria, Egypt and Chile reminds us that video is increasingly being used to expose human rights abuses. As more activists turn towards video for advocacy and evidentiary purposes, there is a critical need for accessible training resources that teach how to create and share videos safely, effectively and ethically.

Colombian Filmmaker Flees After Video of Violent Eviction Goes Viral

A video depicting the violent forced eviction of nearly 600 people on the banks of Colombia’s Magdalena River has gone viral, eliciting a huge response from viewers around the world, including the President of Colombia (who was obliged to respond to the video publicly and defend the actions of the police force).