Music Monday – Human Rights Day Edition

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted on 10 December 1948. The date has since served to mark Human Rights Day worldwide. For this Music Monday playlist we curated songs about well-known human rights defenders and about human rights more broadly.

WITNESS Remembers Nelson Mandela’s Legacy on Human Rights Day

A video message from our executive director Yvette Alberdingk Thijm on Human Rights Day 2013

20 Citizen Journalists We Follow Who Covered Human Rights in 2013

On Human Rights Day, we’ve compiled a global list of citizen journalists we follow who cover human rights and share video. Please share the list and add to it!

20 Powerful Moments in Human Rights Video

Every year on December 10th, human rights organizations mark International Human Rights Day. To highlight our 20th anniversary and Human Rights Day, we’re sharing 20 significant human rights video moments. Compiled by the entire WITNESS team and presented in chronological order, the list reflects instances where video (or film) made a difference: as evidence in a court or tribunal, galvanized mass mobilization or outrage, marked a turning point, a new use of technology for human rights, and more.

Human Rights Day Series: Resources for #Video4Change Activists

This Saturday marks Human Rights Day, a day to pause and celebrate the rights we all share in common (even though they are not always respected or upheld). It also marks an opportunity for us to reach people who perhaps don’t think about human rights daily- as the mainstream media usually gives a few minutes of coverage to the topic.

Threats Increase Against Monk Fighting Forced Evictions in Cambodia

Since 2009, our partner organization in Cambodia, LICADHO, has been using video to document forced evictions and land-grabbing. We met the Venerable Loun Sovath, a Buddhist monk, through our work with LICADHO. His tireless campaigning for those at risk of forced eviction in Cambodia, has repeatedly put him at risk.

What do we wish each other on Human Rights Day 2010?

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is profiling over a dozen human rights defenders, including the Venerable Luon Sovath, on Human Rights Day, 10 December, this year.