A changing world needs a changed vision: committing to support the millions who can transform the human rights landscape with video.
WITNESS and StoryCorps both recognize the value of personal stories in tackling larger issues. People are at the heart of each organization, anchoring the abstract in the human experience.
It is hard to believe it has been 20 years since WITNESS was born in the aftermath of the Rodney King incident. Since then, WITNESS made it its mission to enable people to use video as a powerful tool in human rights advocacy and we are proud to have trained over 3,000 human rights activists and collaborated with over 300 groups in more than 80 countries.
The second Sunday in May is celebrated as Mother’s Day here in the United States (and in other countries). With that in mind, I asked my colleagues who are also mothers at WITNESS if they’d be willing to share some thoughts on what human rights issues hit closest to home for them.
As WITNESS celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, I wanted to write a brief note to describe why I support this outstanding, and vital organization. I know many of you reading this share my view because you, too, strongly support WITNESS’s efforts.
At Global Voices, we understand that we, collectively, are the Internet. Our individual participation is what makes the Internet a global conversation of startling depth and variety, but this is possible only because of its open technical and legal structure.
For our year-end post, we asked a supporter to share a personal story about why she cares about the organization and our partners. You can show your support for WITNESS by visiting our website to make a year-end donation. Thanks to Stephanie Zito for her support and to all of you who support us throughout the year.
Thanks to incredible response from our supporters, WITNESS’ spring fundraising challenge has reached and exceeded our goal! To date, Project: FOCUS has raised $73,948 (that’s 106% of the $70,000 goal) and checks are still coming in.
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