New How-To Guide For Interviewing Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Tips for human rights activists, citizen journalists and others seeking to film interviews with survivors in a safe and ethical manner.

Coming soon: Guide to Interviewing Survivors of Sexual & Gender-Based Violence

Interviewing a survivor of SGBV on video can be extremely powerful–and extremely challenging. That’s why WITNESS is developing this new resource.

Angelina Jolie Agrees, Their Voices Matter

What did Angelina Jolie notice in Our Voices Matter? Hint: It’s why WITNESS is releasing a guide on ethical interviews with survivors of sexual violence.

Videos Highlight Progress and Challenges During 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

It’s a time when activists rally around the issue of gender-based violence. We challenge the power structures, perceptions and impunity that allow gender-based violence to persist, call for concrete actions to address these issues at the local, national and global levels, and demand accountability for perpetrators of this crime, along with justice and assistance for those who experience it.

Understanding #Kony2012 as #Video4Change

Over the past several days, there’s been a flurry of activity and online discussion around “Kony 2012” the now-ubiquitous video on Joseph Kony created by the U.S.-based group Invisible Children.

16 Days: Personal Stories and Video Used In Global Campaign To End Gender-Based Violence

Over the past few weeks, we’ve featured several guest posts during the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence to highlight the use of video and technology by activists and organizations around the globe in the fight against gender-based violence.

Ugandan Women Use Video to Advocate for Psychosocial and Livelihood Support

I’m pleased to share a new video from our partners the Greater North Women’s Voices for Peace Network (GNWVPN) in Uganda, and the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice. Our partnership with these organizations is part of our larger campaign aimed at ending gender-based violence in the context of armed conflict.

Video Advocacy Example: Police Violence in Puerto Rico

This video and the wider investigations and campaign by the American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU) demonstrate how the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) has been systematically abusing the rights of Puerto Ricans – an issue very much in the U.S.’ backyard, and one that has not received as much attention as it should.

Using Video to Strengthen Northern Uganda’s Recovery Plan

We are incredibly excited to be working with the Greater North Women’s Voices for Peace Network (GNWVPN) as part of our new partnership with the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice. In December, my colleagues Bukeni Waruzi, Ryan Kautz and I traveled to Kampala, Uganda to train 7 women from the GNWVPN. Read more about that training here.

Precarious Progress: Women Peacemakers Conference

Last week from September 29-October 1, I was able to attend the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice’s “Precarious Progress: UN Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security” working conference aimed at examining the progress made by recent UN Security Council Resolutions regarding women and armed conflict.

Introducing our New Partner: Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice

In light of our announcement this week at the Clinton Global Initiative regarding our new campaign on gender-based violence in the context of armed conflict, we wanted to provide more information on our new partner and a few of our proposed activities