Isabel Pinheiro
  • Turn to Video, Not Police In Addressing Anti-Asian Violence Bystander and surveillance footage has helped expose the rising (and undercounted) violence against Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the U.S. As we contend with the grief and rage spurred by these horrific incidents, we join those seeking answer to the urgent question:  How do we keep each other safe?   We know that police are […] March 19, 2021
  • International Women’s Day 2021: Visions of Change How can video and technology fight patriarchy and misogyny?  Today, there are more answers to this question than ever before. Feminists have the ability to adapt the wisdoms of historical political struggles to central organizing tools of our time: camera phones, internet, and social media networks. Feminist stories told through video help nuance understandings of […] March 8, 2021
  • The Role of Video and the Right to Record in Exposing Systemic Racism WITNESS has responded to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ call for submissions to inform her report on systemic racism and violations of the international human rights of Africans and people of African descent by law enforcement. WITNESS’ submission emphasizes how video has played an essential role in exposing institutional discrimination around the […] December 16, 2020
  • Tweet Chat: Archiving For Human Rights For Archives Month 2020, WITNESS Africa hosted a Twitter chat on archiving for the promotion and protection of human rights. In the chat, pertinent questions regarding the importance, practicalities and challenges to human rights archiving were put to Ayanda K of VIDERE and Yvonne Ng of WITNESS. Here is a recap of the chat on […] November 3, 2020
  • Using Video to Fight Forced Evictions in the U.S. Forced evictions on stolen land during a global pandemic? That’s a reality facing nearly 30-40 million people in the U.S. who can’t pay their rent. Forced evictions have been happening on these lands since colonizers first arrived, terrorizing and displacing Indigenous communities. Today’s eviction crisis is only the latest in generations of compounding crises of […] October 22, 2020
  • WITNESS at RightsCon Online 2020   Under the entwined and inflamed injustices that the world is facing (including a pandemic, authoritarianism, corporate exploitation of resources and privacy, racial capitalism, surveillance and the suppression of dissent), it is vital to have spaces that foster innovative resistance. RightsCon has long met this need. This annual gathering centers around the ever-changing role of […] July 22, 2020