Voices of Dignity: A Story of Struggle for Women’s and Victims’ Rights

Yoladis Zúñiga and Petronila Mendoza survived an attack of right-wing paramilitaries on their villages, in which women and girls were raped, homes burned and a number of people killed, including their husbands.

Dam-Affected Communities in Mexico Take Government to Peoples’ Tribunal

On November 5-6, many of our local partners fighting forced evictions in Mexico will travel to the small town of Temacapulín, in Jalisco state, to tell their stories to an international panel of judges representing the Mexico chapter of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT).

Join WITNESS For An Online Dialogue On Archiving Human Rights

I’m excited to announce that starting today (May 16) through May 22 my fellow archivist Yvonne Ng and I will be co-hosting an online dialogue hosted by New Tactics in Human Rights titled Archiving Human Rights for Advocacy, Justice and Memory.

How To Film Protests: Video Tip Series for Activists at Occupy Wall Street, in Syria and Beyond

The thousands of human rights-related videos being created and shared – from raw documentation of human rights violations in Syria to the Occupy protests and the range of police abuse and misconduct therein – illuminate the role that citizen video is playing to not only inform us but also to motivate us to take action.

أفضل الممارسات: توثيق الإصابات والجرحى

هذه المدونة هي الأولى في سلسلة من المدونات في اللغة العربية تهدف إلى تبادل ما لدينا من المواد التدريبية مع الجمهور المتحدث باللغة العربية – انظر إلى المدونة الأساسية فيأفضل ممارسات الفيديو من أجل التغيير , موجود أيضا في اللغة الإنجليزية. يرجى توزيع الممارسات مع الشبكات الخاصة بك و يرجى مساعدتكم على تطويرها من خلال ترك تعليقاتك في هذه المدونة أو بطريقة ارسال لنا عن طريق التويتر إلى:٠

New Video for Change Best Practices Series

Since the start of the Arab Spring, we’ve witnessed a dramatic shift in how activists are using video to impact change in their communities.

أفضل ممارسات الفيديو من أجل التغيير

.هذه هي التدوينة الأولى من سلسلة تدويناتنا التي تعرض أفضل ممارسات الفيديو من أجل التغيير

Elections in Egypt and the DRC: Hope for A Better Future

Today is very special to the African continent with two major election days taking place in Egypt and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In these two big African countries, WITNESS has two very active campaigns.

2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Featured in WITNESS Award-Winning Documentary

We were very happy to hear about the three newest recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize last Friday, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Tawakkul Karman, and Leymah Gbowee. We extend congratulations to them all.

Gender Justice Activists Integrate Video for Advocacy

As I’m writing from a buzzing room in Nairobi, Kenya, there are five groups of women’s rights activists editing interviews that they’ve conducted as part of a ten-day video advocacy training. Through WITNESS’ new partnership with Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, this is the second comprehensive training that we’ve conducted (see a video report from our first training with a group from Northern Uganda) to support a push for an end to gender-based violence.


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