Activists in Kenya Integrate Video Advocacy to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

Reflections from a recent session WITNESS helped organize in Kenya that focused on how video advocacy tools can be used to mobilize action around GBV awareness and advocacy.

Street Art, Video and Social Change: Kenya Street Artist WiseTwo Visits WITNESS

WiseTwo is a Kenyan street artist based in Nairobi. WiseTwo recently stopped by WITNESS with fellow street artist Joel Artista to discuss the intersection of social action, street art and video advocacy.

Street Art, Video and Social Change: Joel Bergner Visits WITNESS

Joel Bergner is a nomadic street artist, educator and advocate for social action. He recently stopped by WITNESS to discuss street art and video advocacy as tools for social change.

Progress for Kenya through the Lens of a Camera

Having kept peace throughout the 2013 presidential elections, Kenyans look forward. Bukeni Waruzi explains the current situation, and how incorporating video can help to resolve remaining tensions.

All Eyes on Kenya–and Cameras, too.

As polling stations close their doors today after huge voter turnout in, everyone is wondering: will this election remain peaceful, or will it follow in the path of the turbulent 2007 election? Kenyan citizen journalists, trained by WITNESS, weigh in.

Can Cell Phones Save Kenya’s Elections?

Across the country, pockets of Kenyans are determined to use video to protect their democracy during the March 4th elections. Bukeni Waruzi just returned from training these activists and citizen journalists, and here’s what he taught.

Video Advocacy Example: Yale E360’s Video Makes a Powerful Statement on Water-Based Conflicts in East Africa

For most, the words “climate change” and “forced migration” are likely to conjure images of tsunami evacuations and FEMA trailers. These images have saturated the mass media and, as a result, remain fixed in our moral psyche.

Can Video Stir the Debate on Peace and Justice?

The International Center for Transitional Justice’s “Peace versus Justice: A False Dilemma” video explores the relationship between peace and justice and the raging debate that often excludes one at the expense of the other.

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.

Video Interview: Railway Communities at Risk of Eviction in Kenya

More than 11,000 families are at risk of being forcibly evicted from their homes along the railway line of the Kibera settlement in Nairobi, Kenya.


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