Donne - Witness - Storie di Donne

WITNESS Announces Campaign to End Gender-Based Violence

Witness da anni fa azione di empowerment delle donne affinché raccontino le loro storie, affinché rompano i silenzi spesso complici delle stesse atrocità che subiscono.
Oggetto sconosciuto
Il video vuole presentare un progetto di empowerment che si svolgerà nei prossimi 3 anni (in partnership con diverse organizzazioni impegnate nella difesa dei diritti umani) che si avvalga del potere di  "spostare le persone in azione". WITNESS  si è impegnato a fare in modo che la voce delle donne possa essere percepita dove è importante, al fine di pot ere ottenere un cambiamento.
"Una donna con una telecamera in mano è una voce potente"

L'invito di Witness è quello di unirsi a loro nel so stegno di questa importante campagna. 

"Throughout my career as a journalist, whether reporting from Bosnia, Rwanda, Iraq, Afghanistan or Iran, I cannot tell you how many times people ask me “Is it really that bad? Did that really happen to that woman?” And the truth is, yes. That’s why the concept of bearing witness, through images, through video documentation is incredibly important so that these women’s stories are not pushed to the margins."
Christiane Amanpour
WITNESS is pleased to announce
Artists Support.
The project, founded and curated by artist Izhar Patkin, is a fine art print edition with internationally known visual artists such as Shirin Neshat, Sebastiao Salgado, William Wegman, Patkin, Kuitca and Woodrow. (2010)

Peter Gabriel -
Thank you for attending the WITNESS Gala


WITNESS ( uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. WITNESS empowers people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change. Peter Gabriel is co-founder of the organization started in 1992.


26 settembre '10 - Arena di Verona
New Blood
Women's Initiatives For Gender Justice
By Rose | September 24th, 2010
In light of our announcement this week at the Clinton Global Initiative regarding our new campaign on gender-based violence in the context of armed conflict, we wanted to provide more information on our new partner and a few of our proposed activities.
After our initial research process led us to settle on gender-based violence in the context of armed conflict and political repression as one new programmatic focus for our network campaign model, we began to assess which organization would be the best fit for this collaborative initiative. Our criteria for selection included: potential impact of video in the organization’s campaign, agency of local voices within the campaign agenda, and value added of WITNESS’ involvement in the campaign.
From the very beginning of this process, one organization stood out clearly as a potential partner in this campaign: Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice. >>>>

From This one-minute video, "Never Underestimate Your Power," is an introduction to WITNESS, the international organization that trains human rights advocates to use video in their campaigns for change. Learn more at