WITNESS

Photo by George Henton/Demotix
Photo by George Henton/Demotix
  • Grant:
    Promoting Human Rights Through Video
    Program:
    Human Rights
    Location:
    International

WITNESS trains and supports activists and citizens around the world to use video safely, ethically, and effectively to expose human rights abuse and fight for human rights change.

The current global effort is delivering much-needed skills, tools, resources and networks to support human rights defenders. The explosion of communications technologies, an expanding universe of citizen witnesses, and an evolving climate that welcomes new ways to integrate video into traditional strategies, all offer exciting new opportunities to address even the most intractable human rights challenges. WITNESS seeks to provide the right resources, strategies, and platforms that will enable a new generation of human rights defenders to seize these opportunities — and create lasting and meaningful change.