Top 7 Takeaways from WITNESS’ Guide to Filming Sexual Violence Survivors

The Syria Justice and Accountability Center shares key guidance from a WITNESS guide designed to help effectively document sexual and gender based violence in Syria.

Music Monday: 16 Liberating Voices For Women’s Rights

These women artists sing about obstacles to social justice while also affirming and celebrating their invaluable role in bringing about change.

Reporting on Sexual Assault: 16 Tips for #16Days

In light of the disheartening media coverage around sexual assault this year, WITNESS is dedicating this 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence to helping activists and journalists report on sexual violence more safely and ethically.

Will the Syrian Hero Boy Make Us Question Everything We See? (and why don’t we do that already?)

A video described as showing Syrian kids attacked by snipers was revealed to be the work of filmmakers and actors in Malta. It’s only the latest example of online video shared with misleading context.

This Week on the Human Rights Channel: Burkina Faso, France, and Iraq

Citizen video documents the unfolding events in Burkina Faso. Protesters in France respond to the death of an environmental activist, and eyewitness footage captures a massacre in Iraq.

Using Mobile Apps and Film to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

Nancy Schwartzman talks to WITNESS about her film work and development of tech tools, including mobile apps, to end sexual violence.

Rallies in Iran Against Acid Attacks on Women

Online footage offers a rare peek into Iranian civil society and anger over gender-based violence, sparked by recent acid attacks on women in the northern city of Isfahan.

This Week on the Human Rights Channel: Western Sahara, Spain, Ukraine

Advocacy groups use raw footage to spotlight the repression of anti-drilling protests in Western Sahara and violation of migrant rights the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Plus, citizen and activist videos document the continued destruction of Donetsk.

Footage from the Melilla Border Shines a Spotlight on Spain’s Treatment of Migrants

The European Council and United Nations condemn Spain’s treatment of migrants after a Melilla-based migrant rights group documents border guards striking border crossers on the fence and carrying them back to Morocco.

Format, Frame Size and More: Digital Video Basics for Activists

We’re launching a new video in our series for activists on video archiving and preservation, which covers digital video basics including file formats, encoding, and more.

How to Backup Mobile Videos On The Fly To A Wi-Fi Drive

A quick overview of how to sync an Android’s mobile videos folder to a local Wi-Fi drive as an alternative to cloud backup.

This Week on the Human Rights Channel: Syria, Mexico, Honduras

Images and first person accounts from Syrian refugees, a Mexican student who survived a deadly police attack, and Honduran villagers evicted from their homes.