Gender-based violence
Development-induced displacement

  • Sudan in the Dark: Lessons from the Frontlines It has been more than a year since the Sudanese armed forces arrested a number of civilian officials in the government and the Transitional Council, including Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok and his wife in September 2021 before realizing him after a month. Demonstrations erupted soon after, demanding a return to the democratic path and the […] Mahmoud Elmasry March 13, 2023
  • Orang Asli Women in Motion: From Objection to Acceptance Baca versi Bahasa Melayu di sini. With contributions from WITNESS ASIA-PACIFIC team. In Malaysia, a group of Orang Asli women have strongly advocated for strengthening women’s representation for their identity and existence within Malaysian society. As a minority group in Malaysia, they often face ancestral land grabbing and encroachment, weakened livelihoods, political and social exclusion, […] WITNESS March 8, 2023
  • Stop Violence Against Defenders of Indigenous People Those of us who subscribe to and are members of various community media collectives in Abya Yala, gathered in the network CORAL (Colectivxs Reunidos de América Latina), express our concern and outrage over the recent acts of violence that occurred in the sister Republic of Ecuador and the null protection of the State for those who […] WITNESS March 7, 2023
  • Statement by Alternative Media in Abya Yala on #SOSPerú WITNESS signs onto statement by Alternative Media outfits across the Americas on the excessive violence enforced upon Peruvian demonstrators protesting the illegal coup. WITNESS January 17, 2023
  • Le droit de filmer en Afrique: La loi et la réalité La police nigériane affectionne une phrase populaire que l’on voit affichée dans la majorité des commissariats du pays : La police est votre amie. Mais la réalité est toute autre pour le Nigérian moyen. Les niveaux élevés de violences policières et l’impunité qui les accompagne ont déclenché l’émergence de mouvements sociaux tels que #EndSARS, dans […] Adebayo Okeowo December 13, 2022
  • Protest. Resist. Exist. #RightToRecord, A Sacred Covenant to Protect. For an optimal reading experience via your mobile phone, rotate your screen horizontally, to landscape mode. This blog post marks the official launch of WITNESS’s global campaign ‘Right to Record: Protest. Resist. Exist’. Read in Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish. Watch our recently concluded live huddle with members of our partner network, V4C, and WITNESS staff […] Meghana Bahar November 23, 2022
  • #KenyaDecides2022: How Disinformation Fanned Political Anxiety Kenya’s recently concluded election has been lauded as transparent, credible and peaceful. However, in the closely contested presidential race between former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and outgoing Deputy President William Ruto, the torrent of misinformation and disinformation ran rampant online throughout the electoral process. For millions of Kenyans social media has become the primary source […] Loui Mainga September 20, 2022
  • Understanding the Dangers of Gendered Disinformation in African Elections Co-authored by Temiloluwa Alalade One of the targets of SDG 5 is to “ensure women’s full and effective participation, and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.” Over the years, there has been a steady increase in the percentage of women’s leadership and participation in politics and […] Nkemakonam Agunwa August 5, 2022
  • Use Video and Technology for the Defense of Earth and Indigenous Peoples Indigenous communities and broader climate justice movements have long been confronting capitalism, colonialism, white supremacy, and related forces of exploitation and destruction. Indigenous-led resistance to these threats has woven ancestral wisdom with emerging tools and tactics– including audiovisual technology. Visuals evincing the deterioration of the planet have strengthened demands for urgent, globally coordinated responses to […] WITNESS April 22, 2022
  • Filming for the Rights of the Papuan People and Land Since a takeover in the 1960s, West Papua has faced relentless human rights abuse and environmental damage as Indonesia plunders its resource-rich land. The region is host to the American and British-owned Freeport mine, the largest gold mine in the world, which has effectively poisoned the local river system and reduced a sacred mountain to […] WITNESS April 21, 2022
  • Documenting SGBV Crimes during Conflict: Community Healing for Rohingya Women and Girls This blog post is part 2 of 2 posts. Read part 1 here. Content warning/trigger warning: sexual violence. Rohingya lawyer and educator Razia Sultana is a strong advocate for the rights of her people, and since 2014, has worked with some of the 900,000 Rohingya refugees now in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. She has been working […] WITNESS March 31, 2022
  • ကော့ဘဇား မှ -ပဋိပက္ခအတွင်း SGBV ရာဇ၀တ်မှုများကို မှတ်တမ်းတင်ခြင်း ဤဘလော့ဂ်ပို့စ်သည် ပို့စ် ၂ ခု၏ အပိုင်း ၁ ဖြစ်သည်။ ဒီစာကို အင်္ဂလိပ်လို ဖတ်ပါ။ အကြောင်းအရာသတိပေးချက်/အစပျိုး သတိပေးချက်- လိင်ပိုင်းဆိုင်ရာ အကြမ်းဖက်မှု။ နိဒါန်း Razia Sultana သည် ရိုဟင်ဂျာရှေ့နေ၊ တက်ကြွလှုပ်ရှားသူနှင့် ပညာပေးသူ ဖြစ်ပြီး ရိုဟင်ဂျာ အရေး တက်ကြွလှုပ်ရှားသူဖြစ်သည်။ ၂၀၁၄ ခုနှစ်ကတည်းက သူမသည် ရိုဟင်ဂျာဒုက္ခသည် ၉၀၀,၀၀၀နှင့် အတူ ဘင်္ဂလားဒေ့ရှ်နိုင်ငံ၊ ကော့ဘဇာ တွင် အလုပ်လုပ်ကိုင်လျှက်ရှိသည်။ သူမသည် လိင်နှင့် ကျားမအခြေခံအကြမ်းဖက်မှုမှ လွတ်မြောက်လာသူများဖြစ်ကြသည့် ရိုဟင်ဂျာအမျိုးသမီးများနှင့် အနီးကပ်လုပ်ဆောင်နေပြီး မြန်မာနိုင်ငံမှ လူမျိုးတုံးသတ်ဖြတ်မှုမှလွတ်မြောက်ရန် မကြောက်မရွံ့ ထွက်ပြေးလာခဲ့သည့် အမျိုးသမီးများနှင့် မိန်းကလေးငယ်များ၏ ဇာတ်လမ်းများကို မှတ်တမ်းတင်ခဲ့သည်။ Razia သည် မြန်မာစစ်တပ်မှ ရိုဟင်ဂျာများအပေါ် လိင်ပိုင်းဆိုင်ရာ အကြမ်းဖက်မှုများကို […] WITNESS March 18, 2022
  • How To Batch Export Videos from Telegram Updated October 2023 Telegram is a key platform for sharing audiovisual media that document human rights abuses – whether it is captured by officials, bystanders, journalists, activists, or perpetrators and their supporters. For example, it has been widely used by news outlets and officials in Ukraine to share information, by activists in Hong Kong to […] Yvonne Ng March 10, 2022
  • Supporting Survivors of Gender-Based Violence: Documenting Evidence Join us on International Women’s Day 2022 as we continue to spotlight our newest Video as Evidence guide ‘Using Video to Support Justice and Accountability for Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence’, along with many other resources that will assist you to safely and ethically document evidence of SGBV crimes for deeper justice and accountability. […] WITNESS March 8, 2022
  • Documenting SGBV Crimes during Conflict: The View from Cox’s Bazar This blog post is part 1 of 2 posts. This blogpost is also available in Burmese. Content warning/trigger warning: sexual violence. Introduction Rohingya lawyer, activist, and educator Razia Sultana is a strong advocate for the rights of her people. Since 2014, she has worked with some of the 900,000 Rohingya refugees now in Cox’s Bazar, […] WITNESS March 7, 2022