Music Monday – Nina Simone Inspires Activism

This Monday we feature Nina Simone, not only because she was a brilliant singer/songwriter, a Juilliard-trained pianist, but also because of her pivotal role on the Civil Rights Movement and the liberation struggle.

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.

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.

To End Violence Against Women, Canadian Campaign Calls on Men and Boys

The ¡Hasta Aqui No Mas! (Draw the Line!) multimedia campaign, produced by the Canadian group MUJER, confronts sexual violence against women through education and empowerment of Latino men and boys.

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.

Nouvelle série video sur les violences sexuelles et sexistes disponible en français

Notre série de vidéos en six parties avec sous-titres disponible en français vient d’être mise en ligne en accompagnement du guide écrit intitulé “Mener des entretiens sûrs, efficaces et éthiques de survivants de violence à caractère sexuelle et sexiste.”

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.”