For 16 years, WITNESS has harnessed the power of video to advance human rights. In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10th, we've put together a short video with different WITNESS staff talking about images that opened their eyes to human rights abuses around the world.
Now we want to hear from you:
What image opened your eyes to human rights? Was it an image or video that gave you hope, or did it show you how much further we needed to go and inspire you to take action?
The images mentioned and shown in this short video are from the following WITNESS productions and partners:
* Shoot on Sight: The Ongoing SPDC Offensive on Civilians in Eastern Burma (produced by Burma Issues)
* Bound by Promises: Contemporary Slavery in Rural Brazil (co-produced with Comissão Pastoral da Terra and Center for Justice and International Law)
* Darfur Destroyed (co-produced with Human Rights Watch)
* Following Antigone: Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights Investigations (co-produced with Equipo Argentino de Antropología Forense - EAAF)
* Outlawed Extraordinary Rendition, Torture and Disappearances in the 'War on Terror' (co-produced with 15 human rights and civil liberties organizations)
* After shelling of Grozny by Russian forces, March 1996. Interview with Junsai-Monk, who shot the footage, available here.
* Forgotten People (co-produced with Mental Disability Rights International)
* Rule of the Gun in Sugarland (co-produced with Joey Lozano and the indigenous coalition NAKAMATA in the Philippines)
* Awaiting Tomorrow (co-produced with Ajedi-Ka of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
* Rise (co-produced with the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan)