November 2014 | WITNESS speaks with Nancy Schwartzman, a filmmaker and CEO of Tech4Good, about her film projects and the Circle of 6 app, and anti-violence mobile app.
Author: Sarah Kerr
September 2014 | Bukeni Waruzi, WITNESS’ Senior Program Manager for Africa and the Middle East, took part in a UN panel on ending sexual and gender-based violence in conflict zones.
September 2104 | WITNESS conducted a training with South African video activists on safely and ethically conducting interviews with survivors of gender-based violence, filming with a mobile phone and digital storytelling.
August 2014 | WITNSS Senior Program Manager traveled to Australia for the AIDS2014. The conference brought 12,000 researchers, academics, pharmacists, policy-makers and patients to discuss the persistent challenges concerning AIDS.
August 2013 | Through a multi-year partnership with Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, we have been able to train 37 women’s rights activists over the course of three trainings. In addition to the trainings, five groups were selected for intensive long-term video advocacy campaign partnerships. As WITNESS winds down our network partnership work, we wanted to spotlight some of video advocacy campaigns that have been produced as a result of this work.
July 2013 | Politically-motivated sexual violence erupted throughout Zimbabwe as a result of highly contested national elections in 2008. Local organizations estimate that state-sanctioned groups abducted, raped, tortured, and beat over 2,000 women and girls because of their political affiliations.
10 Jan Seeking International Justice for Sexual Assault Victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army from CAR#16days, Uncategorized | Sarah Kerr
May 2012 | WITNESS teamed up with its partners to create “Our Plea,” a video about two young female survivors of sexual violence perpetrated by the Lord’s Resistance Army in the Central African Republic.
September 2010 | WITNESS will embark on a new strategic vision which includes shifting the way that we work. We will no longer partner exclusively with individual human rights groups, but we will begin working with networks of human rights organizations working together on coordinated campaigns. The network campaign partnership model will allow us to seize a new opportunity to tap into existing networks working collectively on an issue (or in a complementary way) nationally, regionally, or internationally.
February 2010 | While discrimination against women in Yemen is prevalent, female members of the “Akhdam” minority remain disproportionately affected. These women suffer social and economic discrimination, which makes it difficult to escape the cycle of poverty, violence, and intolerance in Yemen.
January 2010 | WITNESS conducted a video advocacy training with the Healthy Options Project Skopje (HOPS) in Macedonia. This week-long training was aimed to increase the organization’s video production capabilities with a focus on how to film concealed identity interviews.