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.

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.

Students Combat Sexual Assault Using Video

As 76 higher education institutions come under investigation for mishandling sexual assault cases, students at the University of Kansas are using video to share survivors’ stories and express their demands.

Activists Documenting Gender-Based Violence in South Africa Face Challenges

A WITNESS training shares approaches to ethical filming of survivors of gender-based violence and discusses challenges faced by activists in South Africa.

Now in Arabic: WITNESS Guide to Interviewing Survivors of Sexual and Gender-based Violence

Now available in Arabic, our guide for ethically interviewing survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.

Reporting Ethically on Domestic and Gender-Based Violence

We share tips for journalists who may be reporting on the issues of domestic violence and gender-based violence for the first time.

AIDS2014 Conference: Despite Progress, Stigma and Discrimination Still Persist

Bukeni Waruzi conducted several trainings with sex workers and LGBTI activists to use video to document and prevent abuses.

#AIDS2014 Live Twitter Recap

This week will be following our Senior Program Manager Bukeni Waruzi via our #AIDS2014 Live Twitter Recap blog post. Stay tuned for live updates.

Video Advocacy Training for HIV/AIDS Activists and Sex Workers at #AIDS2014

WITNESS will train activists serving those living with with HIV/AIDS, sex workers and sexual violence survivors how to conduct safe and effective video interviews for advocacy at the international AIDS conference.

Consent, Privacy, and A Video of Sexual Assault

In Part 2 of our series on the Ethics of Curating Citizen Video, we discuss a video documenting sexual assault in Egypt.

All Eyes on London: The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence In Conflict

Bukeni will join hundreds of activists, NGO and government representatives and media to discuss concrete actions towards promoting justice for survivors of sexual violence.

Sharing Stories to Combat Sexual Assault and Street Harassment

Activists organize throughout April to draw awareness and take action against sexual harassment and assault.

Ethical Examples of Interviewing Sexual Violence Survivors in the DRC

A series of interviews conducted by Lauren Wolfe, director of the Women’s Media Center’s Women Under Siege Project, provide examples of good practices we outline in our “Guide to Interviewing Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.”

Reporting on Sexual Violence: Personal and Professional Challenges for Journalists

Covering sexual assault, including rape, can bring swift and unpredictable repercussions, leaving many journalists and others torn over how best to navigate the risks. A guest post from the Committee to Protect Journalists.