Priscila Néri's Blog

International Women's Day - Using Video to Stop Violence

Regions: Global

Issues: Discrimination, Rape and sexual abuse, Violence against women, Women's rights

Tags: accountability, Beijing Declaration, women and girls

Up to 60% of women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes.  Whether in the form of domestic violence perpetrated by an intimate partner, mass rape used as a weapon of war, or criminalization of reproductive rights, violence against women (VAW) remains one of the most pervasive violations of human rights across borders, cultures, and economic classes.


VIDEO: 10 tactics for turning information into action

Regions: Global

Issues: Freedom of opinion & expression

Tags: advocacy, freedom of information, how to, infoactivism, resources, tactical technology collective, tactics, Toolkit

Say you suspect the president of your country is using the Presidential airplane to go shopping and sightseeing in Paris instead of for official state purposes.  Or say your government has blocked YouTube because too many videos showing police brutality have been uploaded there.  Or suppose you spent years using Freedom of Information laws to request access to government data and now you have thousands of pages of a complex budget in front of you.  What can you do with this information?  How can you turn information into action?


Looking Back at 2 Years of the Hub - Top 10 Most Covered (and Responded to) Issues

Regions: Global

Tags: campaigns, issues, retrospective, videos

December 2009 marks the Hub's official two-year anniversary and we're looking back at the most popular videos, issues, campaigns, and blog posts since our launch. There's a lot to cover - the Hub is now home to 3,000 videos on a range of human rights issues from all around the world. Since 2007, more than 9,700 people have created accounts on the Hub, 177 organizations have created group pages, and Hub content has been viewed more than 8 million times. This list marks the most covered (and responded to) issues on the Hub - see more on our 2-year retrospective posts.


Looking Back at 2 Years of the Hub - Top 10 Most Read Blog Posts

Regions: Global

Tags: blog, issues, most read, retrospective, videos

December 2009 marks the Hub's official two-year anniversary and we're looking back at the most popular videos, issues, campaigns, and blog posts since our launch. There's a lot to cover - the Hub is now home to 3,000 videos on a range of human rights issues from all around the world. Since 2007, more than 9,700 people have created accounts on the Hub, 177 organizations have created group pages, and Hub content has been viewed more than 8 million times. This list marks the most read posts on our blog - see more on our 2-year retrospective posts.


Looking Back at 2 Years of the Hub - Top 10 Most Mentioned Issues

Regions: Global

Tags: campaigns, Hub, issues, retrospective, videos

December 2009 marks the Hub's official two-year anniversary and we're looking back at the most popular videos, issues, campaigns, and blog posts since our launch. There's a lot to cover - the Hub is now home to 3,000 videos on a range of human rights issues from all around the world. Since 2007, more than 9,700 people have created accounts on the Hub, 177 organizations have created group pages, and Hub content has been viewed more than 8 million times. This list marks the most mentioned issues - see more on our 2-year retrospective posts.


Looking Back at 2 Years of the Hub - Top 10 Most Viewed Videos

Regions: Global

Tags: Hub, most viewed, retrospective, videos

December 2009 marks the Hub's official two-year anniversary and we're looking back at the most popular videos, issues, campaigns, and blog posts since our launch. There's a lot to cover - the Hub is now home to 3,000 videos on a range of human rights issues from all around the world. Since 2007, more than 9,700 people have created accounts on the Hub, 177 organizations have created group pages, and Hub content has been viewed more than 8 million times. This list marks the most viewed videos - see more on our 2-year retrospective lists


Videos that opened our eyes to human rights in 2009

Regions: Global

Tags: 2009, images, udhr, udhr60, visual

Last year we asked people to tell us what images had opened their eyes to human rights. The responses were fascinating and a true testament to the power of visual imagery to capture the consciousness of people across boundaries. This year, to keep the conversation going, I asked WITNESS staff and interns to think about human rights videos they saw in 2009 that made an impact on them.


Green Prodigies: A 12-Part Webisode Series Featuring Cam & Sage, Ages 8 and 10

Regions: United States

Issues: Education, Environment, Sustainable development

Tags: carbon footprint, climate change, copenhagen, global warming, series, tcktcktck, webisode, Youth

Each day, we hear new stories about how global warming is affecting people and communities around the world.  From the Carteret Islanders - facing forced relocation from their homes as the islands they live on become slowly submerged by rising sea levels - to children in Nepal, missing school and experiencing food/water shortages due to intensifying floods and landslides, the human impact of the climate crisis is becoming ever more real (some scientists predict there'll be up to 150 million climate refugees by 2050).


Human Rights and the Environment: A 12-Part Interview Series

Regions: Global

Issues: Corporations and human rights, Environment, Human rights defenders

Tags: alien tort, copenhagen, corporations, ELAW, environmental justice, environmental law, extractive industries, human rights, logging, mining, oil, Pablo Fajardo

On Earth Day 2009 we launched a campaign that asked: do environmental rights = human rights?  To continue the conversation, here's a special 12-part series with the full, unedited interviews of the human rights activists we met at the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) conference in March 2009.  Representing 10 countries, these advocates talk about the intersection of human rights and environmental rights and reflect on their own experiences working on issues ranging from land rights to logging to corporate accountability and climate change. 


Elder Advocates Visit U.S. Congress in National Advocacy Day

Regions: United States

Issues: Older persons

Tags: elder abuse, elder justice, elder justice act, Elders, financial exploitation, NCOA, Neglect, physical abuse, scam, senior citizens

Roughly 150 advocates for elder rights from around the United States visited their representatives in the U.S. Congress this week in an advocacy day organized by WITNESS partner NCOA, the National Council on Aging. Among the issues they'll be advocating for is the passing of the Elder Justice Act (EJA), federal legislation that would provide a foundation to prevent, detect, treat, intervene in and prosecute elder abuse.